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Standardized Testing Reinforces Racial Privilege

Sayda Morales

April 4, 2013

Whitties come from all different walks of life, but what we all share in common is that we all had to endure standardized testing in order to get here. You remember that feeling in the months, weeks and days leading up to the test as you tried to use all the opportunities at your disposal to ensure y...

Knowledge is Power is Freedom

Sayda Morales

February 15, 2013

I went to high school with Gossip Girl, and as the series suggests, she also made my life quite difficult. Nestled comfortably in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Nightingale-Bamford School, costing almost as much as a Whitman education, loomed over me five days a week for four years. From the mom...

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