Chicka, you and anyone else who likes to rant about school should read this:
Why Nerds are Unpopular
I think this article is more about schools and the concepts they're built on than the popularity of Nerds, but it's a great read... and probably one that teachers would rather their students not see.
I enjoyed the article (didn't have time to finish it, got about 1/3 of the way through), but more or less it's the schools themselves and why they do what they do that I have a problem with. For example: tax hikes.
Mediocrity at its most average.