The sketchnotes above are from the recent New York Times article Seeking an Edge, Teenage Strivers Turn to Stimulants.
“Once you break the seal on using pills, or any of that stuff, it’s not scary anymore – especially when you are getting A’s,” said the boy who snorted Adderall in the parking lot.
“It’s time for a serious wake-up call. Straight A’s and high SAT scores look great on paper, but they aren’t reflective measures of a student’s health and well being. We need to better understand the pressures and temptations, and ultimately we need to embrace new definitions of student success.”