Psyche et L’Amour
William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905).
French Academic painter.
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WHEN PEOPLE THINK BEING RUDE TO TEACHERS OR PROFESSORS IS FUNNY
Government is good.
Big Brother is watching you.
The State wants to take care of you.
north Korea scares me to death. the fact that a place like that still exists in modern day. those people are prisoners.
1984 is here and now
basically they’re dumbing it down. wow
the SAT has always been deliberately biased. this is an effort to reverse this. the essay was always the most markedly biased towards people with test prep (read: rich people) because the rubric never actually matched what a generally good essay meant - it was stupid, specific things they were looking for that you couldn’t figure out from the prompt.
same with the vocabulary. even if you spent your whole high school career reading some of the most difficult literature in the world, you would not know SAT vocabulary, or even have ever seen it. because it’s obscure words that allowed them to sell test prep.
if you read the article, you’ll see they’re also going to partner with Khan Academy to provide free test prep. in other words, free access to their bullshit requirements, which is hugely important for lessening the marginalization of poor students.
being upset about this is pretty much just plain classist.
keep in mind, this is coming from someone who got a 2200 on their first testing, and whose highest score was the essay. this change would not have helped me if i had been part of it.
The whole test is just bullshit and I dont think taking out the writing section and giving free test prep addresses any of its core problems. I think the college board should be encouraging college admissions offices to take the test less seriously and help them realize that its ONE part of a students portfolio and picture, and also help them to make the test optional at ALL schools.
They… already say that. Like that’s already a thing the college board says. That the SAT is just one part of evaluating a student. It’s mostly colleges/scholarships that don’t listen to them and choose to use hard SAT minimums.
The college board doesn’t really have much influence over college admissions boards, especially those of highly competitive colleges. Their influence comes from the design of the test, reflected in the score distributions. Colleges don’t really listen to them as an authority on how to use the scores.
I’m not trying to defend the college board here, I’m really not a fan of their existence, but what exactly do you want them to do? Just completely abolish their own test? Standardized testing is fundamentally flawed, yes, but they’re taking major steps to address those flaws. You’re not really presenting any alternate solution. Who do you think has the power to change the testing policies of every fucking school in the country? Certainly not the college board. They’re virtually powerless in that respect.
(✿ﾉ◡‿◡)ﾉ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ reminder that if u can’t get out of bed today that’s okay and if u feel like crying on public transportation that’s okay and if u got a bad mark on a test that’s okay because there are still so many forests to explore and cities to get lost in and dogs to pet and u are only a small star in a big universe and u are doing so well
Nico Mirallegro, Spike Island DVD extras
Happy International Women’s Day.