A Student Explains What's Wrong With Our School System And Why We Mistrust Teachers. Nails It.

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Common Core standards were created to equalize education across incomes — to make the quality of education that students from affluent families get available to students from poor families. However, the extreme focus on testing might be creating an education system that lacks a whole lot of things that are really, really important. This kid […]

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She Was Raised To Believe Women Are Worthless. You Should See What Changed Her Mind.

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We’re trained to think about our basic privileges as having things like food, clean water, and a home. And then there are basic privileges we don’t talk about, stuff that’s so taken for granted we can’t even imagine what it’s like not to have. Here’s one of those. Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-raised-to-believe-women-are-worthless-you-should-see-what-changed-her-mind

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Yo Steve Jobs, I'mma Let You Finish, But The Book Was The Best Invention Of All Time

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I grew up watching “Reading Rainbow,” and it definitely contributed to my love of reading and challenging myself to always strive for what seemed like the impossible. Share this video if you think that kids these days could benefit from reading more and expanding their horizons. Read more: http://upworthy.com/yo-steve-jobs-imma-let-you-finish-but-the-book-was-the-best-invention-of-all-tim

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If These Things Happened In A Marathon, It'd Be Cheating. But In Real Life, It's Discrimination.

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When some people hear the term “affirmative action,” they think it means a person of color is getting an undeserved advantage over a white person just because of their race. This race track analogy does a great job of putting the whole thing into perspective. Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-these-things-happened-in-a-marathon-itd-be-cheating-but-in-real-life-its-discrimination

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Well, That Pretty Much Disproves Everything I Thought I Knew About The Human Body

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Tim Noakes is has spent years hunting for the most dangerous game of all: lies that have somehow become widely believed. Do you drink a lot of water or Gatorade during workouts? At 2:53, Noakes reveals how you could actually kill yourself by following the advice of many endurance runners. Do you think that your […]

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Think Arabs And Israelis Can't Agree On Anything? You're So Very, Very Wrong.

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Prejudice isn’t born, it’s taught. That’s why a group of Arab and Israeli parents in Israel decided to create a bilingual, binational school for their kids located in an Arab village. There the students learn Hebrew and Arabic, but most importantly, they learn to get along.  Read more: http://upworthy.com/think-arabs-and-israelis-cant-agree-on-anything-youre-so-very-very-wrong

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Here’s What Can Happen When A Country Really Makes Education A National Priority

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The Overseas Development Institute has released a new report on Mongolia that’s amazing. Even though up to 40% of its population is nomadic, the country has found a way to achieve something wealthier nations can only envy: 98% of its girls and 93% of its boys are now getting a secondary education. Mongolians value the […]

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After Telling You About Her Family, You'll Call This Girl 'Danielle The Resilient'

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Danielle Lopez has been through so much and yet the girl couldn’t be more focused. Respect. Click the Facebook or Twitter buttons below if you think a sunny disposition like this is something worth sharing. Read more: http://upworthy.com/after-telling-you-about-her-family-youll-call-this-girl-danielle-the-resilient-5

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We Can't All Be Extroverts. Just Ask This Once Painfully Shy, Famous, Talented Introvert.

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Introverted “Glee” cast member and dancing machine Harry Shum Jr. was bullied as a kid for being different. When he got older, he found theater. Much later in life, he got together with the always-awesome Ze Frank and decided to get philosophical and messy for you. While not everyone goes from being bullied to becoming […]

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