Okay, so if you don’t think that the American schools are messed up, lemme tell you that I was in the gifted and talented program for nine years and if you got anything less than distinguished honor roll (meaning all A’s which is 90% or above), you were really looked down upon by your peers. I got just normal honor roll (two B’s) one marking period and I threw the certificate away because I could see that people were looking at me funny. Even now, in highschool, I’m two years ahead of my grade level and I got one C in science (due to my many absences) and a bunch of people just stopped talking to me as if they consider me a lesser or something. So yeah, if you’re “smart” you had better preform all the time even if you’re under extreme stress and your mental illnesses are literally killing you or you’ll get shunned by your “friends”.