Yeah, it's a copy of that.

Nov 12 Kiznit commented on If You Didn't Vote, Why?.
Any race I cared about wasn't competitive. I don't feel qualified to vote on judicial races, so I don't. On this ballot, that left...nothing.
Sep 18 Kiznit commented on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Is a Long Film About White People Who Don’t Have a Story to Tell.
Have your baby die and tell me how mundane it is. Sometimes Charles seems like an ass, and sometimes he seems like a straight-up monster.

Those of us that have been through the death of a baby find the grief ALMOST as hard, universal, and compelling a subject as which side of the fucking escalator a person should stand on to ensure they don't go to hell.
Jul 1 Kiznit commented on The Kind of Paper Grocery Bag Safeway Offers Black People Is Not the Same as the Kind it Offers White People?.
I refuse to shop at the Safeway in the neighborhoods where I work and live because of the annoying, handle-less bags. Both neighborhoods are higher income and predominantly white.
Feb 1 Kiznit commented on Ignore the Fearmongering.
You guys, at first I was with you and was going to jump on @7 for suggesting that living on 30K a year is too good for those serve his food and should toil in poverty to learn a good lesson about motivation.

But wait! Now I see what he's really saying! He's saying on $30K a year, life is so good that nobody could possibly want or need more. @7 is suggesting we tax at 100% all income over 30K, because what is the point? How many diamond encrusted toilets can one waitress even fit in her mansion?

Thanks, @7. Your position may be unpopular, but it is so brave.
Dec 4, 2013 Kiznit commented on New Study Pegs Washington State Living Wage at $16.04 to $30.46 an Hour.
The childcare costs are similarly laughable. $250/month for childcare for two? Try multiplying that by at least ten. Conservatives love families, they just think parents should live in an economy that forces them to be away from their children 10-12 hours a day and unable to afford quality care for them.
Sep 23, 2013 Kiznit commented on Now That We've Entered Umbrella Season, Here's Some Umbrella Etiquette to Consider.
Umbrellas yesterday, umbrellas today, umbrellas forever! Hey folks that say that real Seattleites never use umbrellas - you all look like sloppily drowned rodents.
Aug 6, 2013 Kiznit commented on Omigod, Omigod, Omigod, They're Finally Building My Playground!.
Yessssss! Excited to have a playground near SLU.
Aug 6, 2013 Kiznit commented on The Experiences of a 17-Year-Old Feminist.
@3, Totally agree. I brought up one of these posts in conversation with my husband, and he asked (SHOCKED!) if that had ever happened to me. Of course, I replied. He wanted to know how often. When I worked downtown, it happened daily. Again, he was shocked. I was shocked that he was shocked. It was such an omnipresent irritating part of life that I assumed he knew that's how things are for ladies and I never really thought of mentioning it to him. I'm sure he's not the only good guy that doesn't know how common this is for the women they love, and for all women.
Aug 5, 2013 Kiznit commented on If We're Gonna Test the Hell Out of Our High Schoolers, Why Not Just Give Them the SAT?.
Goldy, it's only accurate to say "most" colleges require the SAT/ACT if you are limiting your idea of college to four-year schools. Only about half of students that go to college go that route; the other half go to the two-years. Those students (usually) don't take the SAT. As Washington begins to implement Common Core State Standards, we'll be transitioning to the Smarter Balanced Assessment. A lot of work has gone into making it a really good measure of readiness for college-level work, which even the SAT/ACT folks will admit their tests are not. I agree that it would make a lot of sense to get rid of some of the other flawed tests we are using (MAP, etc) rather than to just pile on.

To everyone saying that standardized tests are the devil - how do you propose we evaluate whether students have learned what they need to know? Just with hugs and drum circles? No measure of skills is perfect, but that is an argument for improving the way we measure. Refusing to measure is a great way to ensure we can never understand or address problems in the education system.
 

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