Weblog Awards Winner – The Big Stick
is the winner of this Edition of the WordPress.com weblog award.
Here is part of the post that caught our eye:
… That’s when it began to click and I told them simply, “Unless you went there, you wouldn’t understand.” What I began to realize after that conversation was that beyond academics, beyond the talent of the students and teachers, what made my high school and others like it successful was a sense of elitism. We were told nearly every day that, “Excellence is our standard, not the exception.” We were told that we should thank our parents for sending us there. We were told that we represented our school wherever we were and we were to carry ourselves accordingly in the local community (we could receive disciplinary actions for a speeding ticket or a fight on the other side of town). …
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