WoD – This + That = continued…

This:  So, I was in a meeting the other day and the guy and I were talking briefly about education and college admission pressures, etc.  He proceeded to tell me a stunning stat: Harvard got something like 30,000+ applicants this past year, and they admitted something like 1,800 or so.  Ok, fine.  But then he told me that over 2,000 of the applicants had a PERFECT 1600 on their SAT’s.  So in essence, Harvard could have filled its entire class with people that got the entire damn SAT correct.  Did any of you out there get a 1600, or even KNOW anyone who got a 1600?

“Waiting for Superman” (which you may recall from an earlier WoD, below) talks a lot about the poor state of our educational system.  Now, on top of that, our children are faced with incredible pressures to achieve.  Somebody tell me how the hell any of our kids are going to get into a good/great school, when over 2,000 other applicants got a 1600, and probably also ran the school newspaper and were first chair violinists, or what have you.

Which brings us to that.  http://www.racetonowhere.com/node/4494.  Please watch the short trailer.

This: 2,000 of the applicants had a PERFECT 1600 on their SAT’s

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That: http://www.racetonowhere.com/node/4494

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more deep-seated, long-term issues.

 

All I know is, I want to go back to the 80’s.

 

Tuesday:

BULBE (BOOLbah)

A faux pas (literally: a potato)

Don’t worry, it wasn’t such a bulbe.  People will forget.

 

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(the prior WoD):

This:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/opinion/04friedman.html?_r=2&hp

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That:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKGNmvhqxzs&feature=player_embedded

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Deep-seated, long-term issues.

 

In truth, this is not about any of us specifically, but rather our country, and our overall standard of living.  It will decline.  It is declining.

Unfortunately, I am at a loss what to do about it all.  Except maybe share the issues with you all.  (Sorry to be heavy today, but sometimes, we need to balance gnats and navel hair with thought-provoking stuff, too…)

 

Wednesday:

SHMEGEGI (shmehGEHgee)

Buffoon, idiot, fool

What a shmegegi – always wearing his shirt inside out and not even noticing it.

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