Standardized tests are not based on general knowledge. As I learned in the course of my investigation, they are based on specific knowledge contained in specific sets of books: the textbooks created by the test makers.

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/07/why-poor-schools-can-t-win-at-standardized-testing/374287/

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Friday was an important day for Harry and Ron. They finally managed to find their way down to the Great Hall for breakfast without getting lost once.

J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 8, p. 100

#Can we just pause for a moment and appreciate how sweet this is? #I mean, it’s something that probably many of us can relate to. #And in the context of the story, with all the great things Harry and Ron are going to do, it’s just so cute that getting down to breakfast was a big accomplishment way back when.

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flabofsteel:

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livvefast:

ditch-able-prom-date:

thetableistryingtoeatme:

Shout out to all the religious kids who keep their beliefs to themselves in the middle of science class.

shout out also to the atheists who don’t shit on everyone else’s beliefs “because science”

shout out to everyone who can accept science and religion coexisting

shout out to everyone who can treat people with respect despite their differences

shout out to all you fly motherfuckahs

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So we were sitting in class today

arialenelove:

margaretthemagicdragon:

and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,

"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"

And the whole class just went

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and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”

I will keep reblogging this in the name of historical science

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My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via te-hya)
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harvhellhound:

You know what I’d pay good money to see?

Anything starring Misha Collins

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And Sebastian Stan

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As BROTHERS

I mean look

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holy mother of god

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Damn I’m totally on to something here

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jean-luc-gohard:

I was born in the wrong generation. This generation is still racist as fuck and I can’t download a pizza. Wake me up in the year 3019.

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