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22-MD-Producer/Dream Builder
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“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)

This times a billion trillion.

(via coffee-teach-wine)

(via itsjust-insanity)

Kanye West - Bad News 

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Not even crushin, I just wanna chill
No fuck shit
Like, eat, movie, eat, sleep, eat, repeat

Been up since 5, felt like flipping a Charlie Wilson song. Best way to start the day

Thick fashionable black girls with big smiles and bigger hearts

Ideal

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After 2 am if you’re on Tumblr without friends on here to talk to you’re basically the 3rd wheel and the sad thirst posts are on your horizon

“Take a shower,
Wash away the bad thoughts,
Cleanse your body,
Put on some relaxing music,
Get in to bed,
Breathe.”

– You’ll be okay (via purehfied)

I call it reseting. I do it anytime of the day whenever my vibes feel off

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“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

– Paulo Coelho  (via seulray)

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In our art studio (my room) Me and Lil’ Picassolina

In our art studio (my room) Me and Lil’ Picassolina

“…or nah”

– Rosa Parks

“Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey.”

Daniell Koepke (via raychillster)

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“When you think you can’t, you don’t and you won’t.”

– Becuzur (via becuzur)

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i-am-b-east:

Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra (Acoustic w/Rocks + Sticks + Deer Antlers)

Everyone please take a second to listen to/watch this video. She rides the melody so smoothly and that kettle and deer antler combo are surprisngly fitting. 

Check out their Bandcamp pagehttp://hiatuskaiyote.bandcamp.com/

Still awesome

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