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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and I'm sure you, Gentle Reader, are in line at some airport within these United States, about to let a TSA-employee get to third base, on your way to reconnect with family and eat too much food--not necessarily in that order--so I doubt that my blog is high on your to-do list. But, just in case you need something to read, in between games of Angry Birds, here's a link to an article on the growing scandal involving the kids in Long Island who paid other people to take their SATs for them.

On the one hand, I think the whole thing is pathetic, since what kind of message are we sending to kids? That money trumps ability? Yuck.  On the other hand, I find this entire situation almost hilarious: oh, you mean that the ability to take the SAT has nothing whatsoever to do with your innate intelligence, talents, life-skills, etc.? How weird!

If, reading this, you start to "suspect" that I am not a brilliant standardized test taker...exactly. But I am excellent at thinking on my feet and rising to meet life's challenges. I'm really quite good at thinking creatively. And since nothing in life is standardized...I think I'm going to be just fine...

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