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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.

The Anxiety Crisis | Inside Higher Ed (via notational)

Meanwhile, my mantra has morphed into “C’s get degrees”

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teaat2am:

Close up of the lineup since a lot of it was covered in the final picture.

teaat2am:

Close up of the lineup since a lot of it was covered in the final picture.

catbountry:

robotlyra:

stevenwallaby:

claudefelixfloor:

711kid:

what the fuck

this is the scariest shit i’ve ever seen in my life

This is so cool. Eat Otomo Yoshihide’s heart out.

I’m used to associating this sort of heavy creepy distortion type audio as being achieved by internal studio mixing. Picking sections, warping them, reversing, repeating, all that sort of thing done with the board tools and programming suites. I didn’t stop to think that the same sort of effects could be achieved PHYSICALLY by fucking with the playback tools and the storage mediums themelves. It’s incredibly clever, especially when they introduce the cut-apart and reconstructed vinyl platters, it becomes the audio equivalent of cut-paste collaging or magnetic poetry. It takes something as ethereal and insubstantial as music, and makes it as tangible as sculpture.

Whoa.

kohri:

Magical Girls (1995 - 2014)

williamzeppeli:

cactusalone:

times when characters start dramatically floating mid-battle to indicate a supernatural level of tension
jotaro finally facing off against DIO to save his mom/get revenge for his friends
rohan playing rock-paper-scissors against an 11 year old child

you can’t just post one and leave out the other

williamzeppeli:

cactusalone:

times when characters start dramatically floating mid-battle to indicate a supernatural level of tension

  • jotaro finally facing off against DIO to save his mom/get revenge for his friends
  • rohan playing rock-paper-scissors against an 11 year old child

you can’t just post one and leave out the other

image

jeffsmithslegs:

i made something.

jeffsmithslegs:

i made something.

gyaru-coordinates:

The Ma*rs roomwear is giving me Rady vibes.

Brand: Ma*rs

Chase me around the kitchen and i’ll stab you with a kitchen knife. that’s my eating zone.
Veronika (via devileyesdesi)
elindil:

394afterallthistime:

This is my favorite thing now.

"Featuring the two hobbits that barely made it to Isengard"
“They’re Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” performed by Orlando Bloom

elindil:

394afterallthistime:

This is my favorite thing now.

"Featuring the two hobbits that barely made it to Isengard"

“They’re Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” performed by Orlando Bloom

pastel-goth-princess:

so cute

Iron Fist by Beserk

pastel-cutie:

Sweet Sailor Collar Dress [♥]
You can use the code “PASTEL CUTIE” at checkout for 10% off your order when you spend $30.00 or more.~

pastel-cutie:

Sweet Sailor Collar Dress []

You can use the code “PASTEL CUTIE” at checkout for 10% off your order when you spend $30.00 or more.~