How Does School Wound? Kirsten Olson Has Counted Some Ways
The middling student, who is neither sinking nor soaring in the eyes of the school officials, may suffer from invisibility. In Olson’s interviews, these people described themselves as feeling insignificant, as people who don’t really matter much. In the worst cases, they developed self-identities as people who are unimportant, who do not make waves, who go along but never lead.
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