Two articles -- neither of them about Chicago schools -- highlight some of the ways in which high school is different now than it was even 10 years ago, for a certain set of kids at least.
The first, from the Washington Post, describes how sophomore year -- once a respite between freshman and junior years -- is increasingly pressured:
The second, from New York magazine, describes the increasingly vague nature of high school social and sexual life. There's no sex, only hooking up. Fewer aspire to being in a couple. And now there's no straight or gay: The Cuddle Puddle of Stuyvesant High School
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