Thanks to a generation of massive amounts of standardized testing, our students conceive education primarily as a tool for determining a ranking. The Obama administration’s policy is even called Race to the Top. We have the most read columnist in the country telling us how important it is to raise “standards” so our students don’t fall behind.
For our students’ entire lives we have communicated that the reason to learn things is not to fulfill curiosities, but to see where you stack up relative to others. Grades are no longer a proxy for learning, but a lap time determining how well they’re doing at achieving a secure financial future. Under this system, a “B” is genuine cause for distress. A “C” is a disaster that points towards a ruined life.
At the same time, we have made it increasingly difficult to pay for a genuine education. The burden of loans threatens to strangle adult lives before they really begin. It is now impossible to work your way through college. Concerns over even paying for college are also at an all-time high. We communicate that a college degree is more important than ever and then make it more difficult to achieve.
Students look at the larger culture and see not a ladder of opportunity, but a treadmill of obligation. No wonder they’re distressed.

The Anxiety Crisis | Inside Higher Ed (via notational)

Meanwhile, my mantra has morphed into “C’s get degrees”

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godblesstyleroakley:

2srooky:

andystjohn:

'girlfriend' by avril lavigne came out seven years ago

hey hey
you you
i don’t like your fun fact

No way
No way
I think you need to stop that


tvaros:

i love watching my innocent friends slowly transform into beautiful horny butterflies as we get older

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stupidswampwitch:

masooood:

safeidgul:

Why can’t there be a male hooter’s equivalent where male servers are shirtless and highly sexualized for their bodies and looks

Male Strip clubs. You’re thinking of male strip clubs.

No. Not a male strip club. A strip club is a strip…


drakefanclub:

Neato

drakefanclub:

Neato

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coelasquid:

coelasquid:

Cool little kickstarter that doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of attention;

Grave, “an open-world, surrealist survival horror experience where light is your only weapon in a constantly changing reality.” As it’s described, Grave is a survival horror made with the goal to allow players to explore the world in the way that best suits their own tastes. They have described the elements populating the world as having “multiple ways to interact with them” to allow bold adventurers to run off into the night and face the creatures face to face, and cautious survivalists to hole up in bunkers at night to wait out the monster onslaught. The developers describe their world as Dali-inspired, and explain that it physically transforms overnight to make every day a unique experience. Your character is never equipped with a gun or melee weapon, instead having to rely on flashlights, matches, gasoline, and firecrackers to combat the light and sound-sensitive monsters populating the world. Ripples in the landscape create misplaced patches of city, forest, oasis, or spawn strange artifacts. The story is described as procedural, leaving the player to explore the world to gather clues to what exactly is going on while they forage for supplies to survive.

They’re only about 1/6th of the way to full funding with 19 days left to go, a pledge as low as $10 can get you a copy of the game’s story mode, it could be worth checking out if you like horror games.

Oh wow this kickstarter really started picking up steam! Six days to go and $9000 to raise! They might make it after all!


jayjayvanzz:

I think I won the entire game

jayjayvanzz:

I think I won the entire game


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maythefoxbewithyou:

He took a drink of my lemonade and then got mad because it was sour. Took it out on me!



permanentprocrastination:

spelling bee moderator: contestant 142, your word is “fergalicious”

contestant: *looks around nervously* um… could i please have a definition?

moderator: *flips through dictionary* “fergalicious. definition: make them boys go loco.”



captainbritish:

hello i am post these maymes for ur perusal thanks hope 2 enjoy


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jalex-pierced-veil:

huffingtonpost:

'First Gay Hug (A Homophobic Experiment)' parodies ‘First Kiss’ viral video.

The last two guys kill me