23 Cis straight White Dude from MS
Music Teacher at a Middle School
Anit-Racist, Male Feminist (or Feminist ally whichever you prefer), queer and trans ally, socialist.
I try to use my privilege to do good and avoid being an asshole to the groups I am an ally to.
Excellence is high scores on standardized tests of reading and math.
That’s it. That is how the current corporation-serving high-stakes test-driven reformster status quo defines excellence for every single child in America (well, almost every child— as always, children of the rich are exempt). Think about that. Think. About. That. If you are a teacher, think about every student you’ve ever taught that you would have called excellent. The outstanding musician who went on to a creative career entertaining and uplifting thousands. The gifted welder who was in such demand that he had his pick of cities to travel to. The student with such exceptional people skills you knew she would be an awesome doctor. The student who could jump higher and run faster than anybody, or the student who competed athletically on the state level. The student who was a genius at coding. None of them can be called excellent— unless they also score well on a standardized math and reading test. If you are a person living in this world on this planet, think of everybody you know who you would call excellent. The single parent who manages to raise several healthy, happy, capable children while working hard to provide them with a stable life. The married parents who make an awesome team while creating a home for their children. The community volunteer whose donation of hours and time and sweat makes your corner of the world a better place. The local politicians or business leaders who set aside their own lives to work at making everybody’s lives better. The doctor. The lawyer. The garage mechanic. The chef. The artist. The ambulance driver. The plumber. Hell, even the teacher. A vast tapestry of people bringing varied, rich, awesome talents and accomplishments to make the world a better place to be. A great gallumphing mass of individuals who let us understand what it means to be fully human, to fully realize what we can best do with the precious moments given to us. to show the myriad ways in which we grasp our lives and create bright beautiful displays of who we are, what we are, what we can be, what we can settle on for our own purpose, even as we help other people realize their own unique vision for their own unique future. And the best we can come up with for measuring everything great and excellent in human beings is some scores on a standardized reading and math test (and not even good tests, at that).”
I really wish all these straight kids would stop coming up with bullshit labels like recipsexual. Like u only experience sexual attraction after u find out someone like u congrats I like
Vegetables but not squash does that make me a nosquashivore? Stop appropriating language from the lgbt community and accept your straight privilege.
#straight privilege #lgbt #everyone doesn’t need a label