Quick Thoughts on Academic “Achievement”

The performative nature of our educational system led my daughter to believe a 34 on her ACT wasn’t good enough.

I have four girls, age 9–16, and the education of my oldest, now in her first year of college, was a real eye-opener. She has intellectual gifts and was conditioned by her school system to base her value on how many meaningless “achievement” hoops she could jump through, the end…