Straighties In High School

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I grew up in a low-income family, and the area was predominantly housing commission. The public school I attended had its fair share of bad press because of student behaviour and other problems. The High School students were classified into three distinct groups; the uncool students who did not achieve good grades;the cool students who did not achieve good grades, and the uncool students who received good grades and were well behaved. I was in the last group, and my friends and I were labelled the one-eighty straighties. I can relate to the American students whose teachers had low expectations of them. My school had never had anyone gain enough marks to enter university. When the teachers found out that my friends and I intended to go to university,

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