I was just poking around on Wikipedia and found the article in ‘boarding schools”. Learned a lot! For example:
“The distinct and hierarchical nature of socialization in boarding school culture becomes very obvious in the manner students sit together and form cliques, especially in the refectory, or dining hall. This leads to pervasive form of explicit and implicit bullying, and excessive competition between cliques and between individuals. The rigid gender stratification and role control is displayed in the boys forming cliques on the basis of wealth and social background, and the girls overtly accepting that they would marry only for money, while choosing only rich or affluent males as boyfriends. Students are not able to display much sensitivity and emotional response and are unable to have closer relationships except on a superficial and politically correct level, engaging in social behaviour that would make them seem appropriate and rank high in social hierarchy. This affects their perceptions of gender and social roles later in life.“ (Citations omitted). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boarding_school
And that’s just for starters!
I mean, wow. Is that any kid’s boarding school experience in a modern age? It may not be a common choice for families, but a thesis on why all boarding schools are horrible dressed up as neutral analysis is bizarre!
Didn’t the author at least watch a Harry Potter movie? Harry loved boarding school!