3 students score a perfect 2400 on the SAT
And the best quote?
Benjamin She, 16, says the test is all about skill. “Taking a standardized test like the SAT is just like doing a skill like Poker, it’s all about what you need to do to analyze the questions.”
Couldn’t have said it better. Are the reformers listening?
Read the article here.
Breaking Down Generational Silos
"Beware of random collisions with unusual suspects.
Unless, that is, you want to learn something new. In that case, seek out innovators from across every imaginable silo and listen, really listen, to their stories. New ideas, perspectives, and opportunities await in the gray areas between the unusual suspects.
It seems so obvious and yet we spend most of our time with the usual suspects in our respective silos. One of the most important silos we need to break down is the one between generations.”
- From the Huffington Post’s article on Choose2Matter and Business Innovation Factory, where students and innovators are linked in purposeful conversations and action. Read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/angela-maiers/breaking-down-generationa_b_3285895.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
Why French kids don’t have ADHD
“In the United States, at least 9% of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5%. How come the epidemic of ADHD—which has become firmly established in the United States—has almost completely passed over children in France?”
Read the full article here.
Czechs: We’re not Chechens
"In a statement posted on the embassy Web site, Petr Gandalovic said “the Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities — the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation.”
Mirca Sekerova recommends Americans “open a geography book once in a while…stop blaming our country for this.”
And Petr Manda commented: “Well done, U.S. education system.”
-Terry Tempest Williams in Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert
Nothing could be more true about the current state of education in our country.