How is school like a dystopia?

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Last week Year 10 students wrote essays discussing whether school was like a dystopia. I have just found this discussion on Slate on Why Teens Love Dystopias. It starts off with this:

Brutal, highly factionalized worlds governed by remote authoritarian entities? That’s basically high school.

The article discusses a number of popular teen texts, including ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’, it is worth reading.

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