“The distinction between complex thinking / right-answer thinking increasingly defines the difference between elite educational opportunity and education of the rest.”"If the SAT Were a Key to All Mythology" by Monica Cohen
"We walked that night to Musso and Frank's, which was my favorite restaurant, but it didn't feel like a treat. My parents tried to pretend everything was just fine, but we took back alleys, and they watched the corners at every street. My father walked so fast that my mother and I had to walk double-time just to keep up. We took a booth, and I ordered the thin pancakes called flannel cakes for dinner. I wanted my parents to object and make me order chicken and vegetables - I wanted things to be normal — but they didn't even notice."
— The Apothecary