13 ways high-stakes standardized tests hurt students
What new Common Core test scores really show - from the Answer Sheet. This is an article by Carol Burris, an award-winning NY principal, explaining just how problematic the Common Core tests are. NY was one of the first states to try out the tests and the extremely negative results have helped lead to the current backlash across the country against Common Core and standardized testing.
Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life
Codex Seraphinianus: Luigi Serafini: In 1976, Italian artist, architect, and designer Luigi Serafini, only 27 at the time, set out to create an elaborate encyclopedia of imaginary objects and creatures "Codex Seraphinianus" is resurrected in a lavish new edition by Rizzoli
Maya Angelou on Courage and Facing Evil - by Maria Popova - “There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.” - http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/08/19/maya-angelou-bill-moyers-facing-evil/