Jordyn, 16, and from New Jersey

 

defnotyouraveragewoman:

mandeecarek:

webofgoodnews:

Animals getting help from people.

😢😢😢😢😢😢

OMG I’m literally bawling my eyes out.

I don’t know what made it worse. The piggie, the squirrel.

no, the mama cat. ughhhhg.

narwhal-noir:

I took my girlfriend to an improv show the other night and during intermission we were passionately arguing over whether half a 5 Hour Energy shot would give you 2.5 hours of energy or 5 hours of half-assed energy so we turned around to ask the opinions of the three people behind us and one of them said “Are all your arguments like this because we heard you in the lobby earlier fighting over the right way to pronounce ‘egg’?”

Thanks to a generation of massive amounts of standardized testing, our students conceive education primarily as a tool for determining a ranking. The Obama administration’s policy is even called Race to the Top. We have the most read columnist in the country telling us how important it is to raise “standards” so our students don’t fall behind.
For our students’ entire lives we have communicated that the reason to learn things is not to fulfill curiosities, but to see where you stack up relative to others. Grades are no longer a proxy for learning, but a lap time determining how well they’re doing at achieving a secure financial future. Under this system, a “B” is genuine cause for distress. A “C” is a disaster that points towards a ruined life.
At the same time, we have made it increasingly difficult to pay for a genuine education. The burden of loans threatens to strangle adult lives before they really begin. It is now impossible to work your way through college. Concerns over even paying for college are also at an all-time high. We communicate that a college degree is more important than ever and then make it more difficult to achieve.
Students look at the larger culture and see not a ladder of opportunity, but a treadmill of obligation. No wonder they’re distressed.

wildbliss:

sshithappenss:


The difference between Freedom & Slavery is one thin line.

woah.

my jaw literally dropped wow

wildbliss:

sshithappenss:

The difference between Freedom & Slavery is one thin line.

woah.

my jaw literally dropped wow

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