Jeremy Iverson was a 24-year-old Stanford University graduate when he decided his private boarding school experience was not much of an adolescence. So he enrolled at a public high school in Southern California and went undercover to write a book, posing as a 17-year-old student. Only the school’s principal knew who he was. The result is “High School Confidential” which takes a look not only at today’s teenage culture of text messaging, hook-ups, and steroid use, but also at the public education system and the way it works. In this Salon article, Mr. Iverson talks about the failings of the school he went to, and he raps both teachers and students when it comes to educational achievement.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.