The Changing Face of Higher-End High Schools

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: 

Sophomore Year: Between Lark and a Hard Place.

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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