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theweekmagazine:

“Heathers was a revolutionary experience because it didn’t follow the narrow confines the ratings system had imposed on teen narratives in the name of morality. It was real and raw, even in its candy-colored satiric absurdity. Heathers was a scathing response to the “very special” issue episodes of the ’80s. All of the same teen laments were present — eating disorders, date rape, bullying, gossip, suicide, drinking, cliques — but without the melodrama that demanded that teenage darkness be matched with an obvious moral message”
Girls on Film: Why no teen film compares to Heathers

theweekmagazine:

Heathers was a revolutionary experience because it didn’t follow the narrow confines the ratings system had imposed on teen narratives in the name of morality. It was real and raw, even in its candy-colored satiric absurdity. Heathers was a scathing response to the “very special” issue episodes of the ’80s. All of the same teen laments were present — eating disorders, date rape, bullying, gossip, suicide, drinking, cliques — but without the melodrama that demanded that teenage darkness be matched with an obvious moral message”

Girls on Film: Why no teen film compares to Heathers

Oops! AP story about spelling contest corrected over mis-spelling of “obnubilate” JIMROMENESKO.COM)

What would make me REALLY happy would be a SuperCut of all the school-based versions of “Happy” like this one from Chicago’s LegacyCharter)#legacylove via Alison Jack

Magazines: The Drugging of the American Boy Esquire Twenty percent of boys are diagnosed with ADD and most are put on meds despite health effects.

Magazines: The Drugging of the American Boy Esquire Twenty percent of boys are diagnosed with ADD and most are put on meds despite health effects.

via Shailene Woodley High School Yearbook Picture via HuffPost (plus Ashley Judd)

via Shailene Woodley High School Yearbook Picture via HuffPost (plus Ashley Judd)

New Parenting Study Released  The New Yorker via Julie Peterson

"A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will go fucking ape shit."

New Parenting Study Released The New Yorker via Julie Peterson

"A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will go fucking ape shit."

Pictures: Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On Daring Search For Mythical Perfect School District  The Onion via Philissa Cramer

"The Lindens believe the school district of lore, which is said to prepare every pupil for college success and boast a state-of-the-art digital media lab, is out there somewhere."

Pictures: Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On Daring Search For Mythical Perfect School District The Onion via Philissa Cramer

"The Lindens believe the school district of lore, which is said to prepare every pupil for college success and boast a state-of-the-art digital media lab, is out there somewhere."

March Madness: The Tournament of Upper-Middle Class Afflictions) Can highly-ranked “Plebeian Children” make it through a tough field including Fundraisers, Compact Parking Spots, and Gluten?

March Madness: The Tournament of Upper-Middle Class Afflictions) Can highly-ranked “Plebeian Children” make it through a tough field including Fundraisers, Compact Parking Spots, and Gluten?

Fucked in Park Slope - A Brooklyn Blog - Home - COOL OR NOT COOL: MARCHING BANDS PLAYING AC/ DC?
"The Teenager Was the Invention of Adolescent Girls"
Charts: Who Speaks To Whom (How Much) In Romeo & Juliet? Parsing Is Such Sweet Sorrow via 538 via @eleanorbarkhorn
While political battles over the common core standards have dominated the headlines, efforts like Kentucky’s to help ensure that teachers are prepared to teach to them have garnered far less attention. And while Kentucky, the first to adopt the standards, is far ahead of most other states, these kinds of efforts are going on throughout the country… The work already under way suggests that the common core standards are beginning to penetrate the classroom and will have an impact on teaching and learning.

 (via The Common Core Takes Hold : Education Next)
Yikes. Harsh cartoon casts de Blasio and teachers union as segregationists blocking schoolhouse door against poor minority students (via The Week)
Brackets: Stanford Wins $South Division of 2014 March Madness Tuition Tournament - But Not The NCAA Tournament (via The Awl)