Connecting Jude the Obscure to the This American Life episode about two very different high schools.

What if you suddenly discovered that the life you thought you were working for was only allowed for other people?

There’s a lot of pain to go around. Your pain is deep, real, and I care about stopping it. The pain in these stories is real, too, and it spreads out beyond the people feeling it, in lost potential, in lost love, and in cycle after cycle of self-perpetuating bleakness.

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