“What many people do not know is that the use of standardized tests has its origins in the Eugenics movement, where basic tenets assert that certain races are inferior to others biologically and intellectually.”
Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union
Standardized testing and the Eugenics movement »
A MUST read by Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis. Standardized testing isn’t about improving education, it’s a way for the system to sort out which kids are meant to succeed and which are destined failure.
11:52 pm • 5 March 2014 • 10,857 notes
Students from Scripps College created a mural using text taken from the ‘100 Natural Laws' of CLITERACY on a public wall only to have the piece defaced.
"If you’re doing something that challenges an entrenched system or power, you’re going to get blowback,” said wall Susan Castagnetto, Professor of Philosophy at Scripps College. “That kind of goes with the territory, and it means that you’re doing something that’s important and has some power.”
Full article: http://www.claremontportside.com/print-edition/2013-2014/march-2014/5c-feminism-vs-phallic-vandalism/
11:52 pm • 5 March 2014 • 117 notes
“Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake.”
— Jeanne Ray (via ladyfabulous)
(Source: the-healing-nest, via monaeltahawy)
11:50 pm • 5 March 2014 • 52,620 notes