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Richard Corriere's Education Update: SAT change. Students are failing so make test easier

Advocates for the new SAT are diverting attention from the exam’s purpose. It is supposed to predict college academic performance accurately. The College Board has not addressed fundamental questions about the new test. 203 more words

A Nation Of Illiterates

A nomad’s life no more

Simply put, I’ve spent the last 6 months getting to grips with a culture and a system that, as I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, pleads to be understood and the bottom line of it all is that the system works, it really does, you just need to be patient, flexible and… have a plan B. 868 more words

Everyday Life

On How Paris Awakens the Sterling Essence of Life

There are many things I always wish to do and I never do them because I do the things I’m supposed to do instead. It is often why I find myself unable to relax. 250 more words


Tories Are Twats

Cameron and Osborne
And the Terrible Tories
Are filling up newspapers
With their truth stretching stories

They puncture life jackets
Drowning families in debt
While more and more children… 72 more words

This is LucyXY

I am a Gen Xer, one of the 66 million born between 1965-1980, and born at the end of what is accepted as the generational divide. 226 more words

Gen X

Review: This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald


This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s romantic and witty first novel, was written when the author was only twenty-three years old. This semiautobiographical story of the handsome, indulged, and idealistic Princeton student Amory Blaine received critical raves and catapulted Fitzgerald to instant fame. 584 more words