Students in high-achieving schools are now named an ‘at-risk’ group, study says
Dr. Luthar was in Pelham last June to talk about the results of Pelham’s youth health study. She told us then that “high achievement culture” was now considered a risk factor contributing to youth substance use, rule-breaking, anxiety and depression. Now it’s making its rounds in the news. The good news for Pelham is that our students fell below the averages of other high-achieving schools for anxiety, depression, rule-breaking, and substance use. But the high-achievement culture we live in is still a risk factor for our kids that we can’t ignore. Click here for full Washington Post Article.