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Only as good as your grades – why 'toxic achievement culture' can crush kids

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The best grades, the best schools, the best sports programs, the best universities – sure, it's great for students to strive for success. But when does the pressure to succeed become too much?

American journalist Jennifer Wallace says 'toxic achievement culture' is harming the mental health of many students.

Is this a uniquely American phenomenon?

  continue reading

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The best grades, the best schools, the best sports programs, the best universities – sure, it's great for students to strive for success. But when does the pressure to succeed become too much?

American journalist Jennifer Wallace says 'toxic achievement culture' is harming the mental health of many students.

Is this a uniquely American phenomenon?

  continue reading

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