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  •  My sister and myself excelled academically (0+ / 0-)

    despite our education in a not-especially-great  public high school that struggled to maintain a 60% graduation rate and did not offer even one AP course  --had to drive across town to the big new school in the richer neighborhood, for those, which was not an option of 2 working parents already shared 1 car.  

    But our brains did fine.  Our SATs and college admissions and scholarship offers.  did fine. We had a few superb teachers, too.  And a few run-ins with peers who wanted to beat us up for being eggheads.  

    My folks offered to try to swing it for me at a posh private school, but when I visited I hated the snobby rah-rah.  

    Public school was okay.  I don't think adolescence is easy anywhere.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 11:09:51 AM PDT

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