“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're taught to find the antecedents to our adult failures in childhood traumas, and so we spend our lives looking bacwards and pointing fingers, rather than bucking up and forging ahead. But what if your childhood was all a big misunderstanding? An elaborate ruse? What does that say about failure? Better yet, what does that say about potential?"
— Heidi Julavits, The Effect of Living Backwards