There have been many measures taken to try to turn the educational system towards more control, more indoctrination, more vocational training, imposing a debt, which traps students and young people into a life of conformity… That’s the exact opposite of [what] traditionally comes out of The Enlightenment. And there’s a constant struggle between those. In the colleges, in the schools, do you train for passing tests, or do you train for creative inquiry?
Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and pursuing topics that engage us and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests and, in fact, if that’s the kind of educational career you’re given the opportunity to pursue, you will remember what you discovered.
"College kids literally don’t care about walking in the way of cars at school because we’re like “hit me i don’t care pay my tuition."
Chappelle, Jack White, mos def, Busta Rhymes & A tribe Called Quest (with Jarobi in tow!) at the Yeezus tour. This is a hall of fame pic. i am a certified stan for all parties here. Look at what Yezzus can do, ha!
this takes “White” to another level.
Friendship Starts in Latin Class
Every year in late August, an envelope arrived from school with a document that would determine my fate for the next nine months: my schedule. I’d scan the page to see if I’d gotten any especially hard or mean teachers. I’d check out when my free periods were. And then I’d dash to the phone to call my friends to find out what their schedules looked like.
I wanted friends in my classes for a whole variety of reasons. I wanted people to share notes and study with; people to poke me when I started to drift off during an especially dry lecture; people to gossip with about the cute guys in the row ahead of us. I also knew that the more classes I had with my friends, the more likely we were to stay friends. You don’t have much control over your own time when you’re in high school, so if you’re not in class with your friends, it’s becomes easy to go days without really seeing them.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Sociology shows that my friends and I were right to obsess over our schedules. Researchers Kenneth A. Frank, Chandra Muller, and Anna S. Mueller found that classes have a tremendous impact on high-school students’ social lives—for better and for worse.
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nostalgia, you broken record
is this the remix my life has made?
I could French press you with cinnamon
then drink you away
are you from a life past?
your face is a million clock towers hitting Noon
It came together for just a tick
then departed into my terminal views
inexplicable sadness, I think you are pretty
contentment would never exist without you
I know vapid gunshots in the inner city
Fountain Square wasn’t made for two
sour evenings spent in pixelated shade
are you the crime-scene my youth dies?
bodies of all the people and places I made