I totally agree with you, Jessica. In the contest for which kids get the shittier end of the resource stick, the average kids ‘win’, hands down.
There are indeed sadder sacks than kids with too many AP classes.
And the shitstorm of the achievement race can be mitigated by savvy parents (like…
Social media ranged from “not much of a thing” to “non-existent” when my girls were born. My youngest is 9 and oldest is 17.
I try to imagine the experience of raising my babies with social media as I experience it now, and I see it just as you describe — a double-edged sword.
Prison for violent offenders can be punitive, but the prevailing wisdom re: justification for incarceration (aside from the obviously problematic enrichment of private prison owners) is:
1. To rehabilitate the offender and reduce recidivism, and
J.A. is the shit.
For the record, my 4 daughters have never seen a Disney Princess movie and I have a framed pen and ink of Danny DeVito drawn on a old calculus textbook page as wall art (right next to one of Abe Lincoln).
Bravo! You are teaching with intention. It reminds me of this piece on math, written by a 16 year old girl, which might interest you as teacher.
I can imagine your students writing something similar about your class and Literature.