Post by nancydawes on Jun 29, 2021 18:05:34 GMT -5
We know that Mallory loved school and that Abby and Claudia didn't really like school minus the social side. How exactly did the others feel? I remember Kristy and Mary Anne saying that they liked most of their classes but not all of them. I wonder how Stacey felt about hers beside math. Is there any you can relate to?
Personally, I feel like I was probably a Stacey, good at one class (in my case history) and probably felt apathetic about the others? I'm pretty sure that Stacey also said she tolerated gym.
Post by sparklymouse on Jun 29, 2021 20:15:27 GMT -5
I was apathetic towards most classes but also hated some of them. I was always an honor roll student. I just didn't have interest. I also had social anxiety that people did not know/talk about in the 80s/90s. Quiet people were just "shy". Looking back I can see that there was more to it.
Stacey and Mary Anne mostly liked school and did very well in their classes.
In Mary Anne's Book, Mary Anne is shown to be a straight-A student.
That said, in grammar and middle school, I was an underachiever and socially quirky, but in high school, I ended up enjoying several classes and doing way better, including making the honor roll a few times and getting into writing.
My high school teachers were great and going to a small all-girls high school on partial scholarship for all four years helped lots.
We saw women in real leadership positions, including the principal and the girls were encouraged to reach beyond the gender biases and fight sexism.
Also, most the girls had a camraderie with one another since it was small and we all knew one another.
Boyfriends were not considered too important, so we didn't have too many girls being sidetracked from academics, their interests or their friends by too many boyfriends or the pressure to date.
We didn't have too many girls go from straight As in grammar and middle school to nearly flunking out or sinking to mediocre grades.
We also didn't have girls being competetive over looks or boyfriends either, which was a relief to me.
I wonder what it would have been like if the BSC had gone to an all-girls school?
Do you think the BSC ladies would have had an easier time socially and with self-esteem?