The SAT is a scam. It has been around for 50 years. It has never measured anything. And it continues to measure nothing. And the whole game is that everybody who does well on it, is so delighted by their good fortune that they don’t want to attack it. And they are the people in charge. Because of course, the way you get to be in charge is by having high test scores. So it’s this terrific kind of rolling scam that every so often, somebody sort of looks and says—well, you know, does it measure intelligence? No. Does it predict college grades? No. Does it tell you how much you learned in high school? No. Does it predict life happiness or life success in any measure? No. It’s measuring nothing.
“I am a gender failure. You are free to call me trans* and I am proud to lift this name up and hold it right there in the sun, and you would not be wrong. But it still feels like I’m borrowing this word from someone else, that it’s not all the way mine and my friend who lent it to me might need it back or they might need it more than me. Really these are all just words and words are always imperfect.”
-Ivan E. Coyote in “Gender Failure” with Rae Spoon.
Just got out of advising
AND I CAN GRADUATE NEXT SPRING.