the next companion
“This is who I am, right here, right now, all right? All that counts is here and now, and this is me!”
— The Doctor, Season 1, Episode 2

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Name: Cristina. Loving a Zombie. Whovian. Cats. Friends. Books.


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morganrjaffe:

One of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips. Sums my opinion on the education system completely. - Imgur

morganrjaffe:

One of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips. Sums my opinion on the education system completely. - Imgur

2 weeks ago on April 2nd, 2014 | J | 538 notes
Our schools are no longer designed to produce educated citizens but rather places to produce test results.
2 weeks ago on April 2nd, 2014 | J | 644 notes
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.

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2 weeks ago on April 2nd, 2014 | J | 10,861 notes

charlesoberonn:

Things I should be doing: Writing

Things I am doing: Imagining random shit from the story I want to write without actually thinking them through and then forgeting about them.

2 weeks ago on April 2nd, 2014 | J | 31,504 notes

chharlieday:

saying that divergent ripped off the hunger games because they’re both dystopian series that teenage girls like and have female leads is like saying fahrenheit 451 ripped off 1984 because they’re both dystopian novels that classic literature fans enjoy

2 weeks ago on March 30th, 2014 | J | 10,399 notes