bryanpaul

thinksquad:

Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

The youth protest in the state’s second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground.

Student participants said their demonstration was organized by word of mouth and social media. Many waved American flags and carried signs, including messages that read “There is nothing more patriotic than protest.”

"I don’t think my education should be censored. We should be able to know what happened in our past," said Tori Leu, a 17-year-old student who protested at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10411159

This is awesome

1. I look at life in the face and laugh and laugh some more because life is better that way. 2. I’m unfortunate at times but I’m happier than most and stronger than I think I am. 3. My eyes are striking in a soft heartfelt way. 4. I’m too observant at times but its resulted in many of my most deepest and meaningful conversations. 5. I emulate His love everyday of my life.

1. I look at life in the face and laugh and laugh some more because life is better that way.
2. I’m unfortunate at times but I’m happier than most and stronger than I think I am.
3. My eyes are striking in a soft heartfelt way.
4. I’m too observant at times but its resulted in many of my most deepest and meaningful conversations.
5. I emulate His love everyday of my life.

watercolourpaint

inkskinned:

"My family is suffocating me with pressure to be a perfect student and daughter." (r.i.d)

people always ask me why i’m going into teaching instead of being a writer.

the number of notes on this in less than 24 hours and the number of people who said “same” or “exactly” or “about me” - that’s why. there is so much fundamentally wrong with our system. The only way to change it is from within.