Standardized testing always has been and always will be a crock of shit.

I used to teach for Princeton Review and they drove home the fact that SAT scores didn’t correlate to anything as strongly as family income. Not high school grades, not college success, not career success. Just family income.

Today, we will unveil the latest update to President Obama’s plan for reducing drug use and its consequences, the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy. This Strategy, which continues to be shaped by the input of people across the country like you, rejects the notion that we can arrest and incarcerate our way out of the nation’s drug problem. Instead, it builds on decades of research demonstrating that while law enforcement should always remain a vital piece to protecting public safety, addiction is a brain disorder—one that can be prevented and treated, and from which people recover.
Whoa, the Obama administration just admitted the War on Drugs is a failure  (via micdotcom)