ask-tactician-joanne:

(Guys, I need your help.
The two 9th grade English teachers at my school went to a book convention about a month ago and brought back A TON of new books, ALL of which were bought with their own money. I’ve heard they spent $2000+ on those books, and with how many books they brought back, I can believe it.
The school board, however, wants ALL THE BOOKS—not just the ones they bought recently—in their classrooms libraries to be reviewed for violence, sexual content, language, etc. They will take any books off those shelves if they deem them “inappropriate”.
I can see where they’re coming from, although I do not agree with them in the slightest. WE ARE HIGH-SCHOOLERS. WE CAN HANDLE THESE THINGS. THEY ARE IN THE REAL WORLD AND THEY ARE BLINDING US FROM THOSE THINGS.
Now here’s the worst part. Yesterday—December 20, 2013—my English teacher got an e-mail from the school board telling her when the deadline for all of those books was.
FEBRUARY 1, 2014.
That is literally impossible. My teacher began to cry when she was telling us about it. No one—NO ONE—can read so many books that fast. Not even if we divide it among our grade could that be possible, especially with our midterms in January.
My grade is outraged. Unfortunately, petitioning is considered “disturbing the learning process” and we can’t do it in school. Otherwise our principal can (and will) punish us for it.
Outside of school is fair game.
Right now, my friends/classmates and myself are creating a group to go to a school board meeting and show them what these books mean to us. It’s in the early stages of development, but we will get this done.
This is what I ask of you to do:
SPREAD. THE. WORD.
I want you to show the school board that we CAN handle these things, that we LOVE books, and that we will NOT take this lying down. Your support is the greatest thing you can offer. Reblog and signal boost. Share this on any social media site you’re on. Tell your friends. Spread the word.
It’s time to change this. We are young adults. It’s time to stop “protecting” us from things we should know about and can handle learning about.)

ask-tactician-joanne:

(Guys, I need your help.

The two 9th grade English teachers at my school went to a book convention about a month ago and brought back A TON of new books, ALL of which were bought with their own money. I’ve heard they spent $2000+ on those books, and with how many books they brought back, I can believe it.

The school board, however, wants ALL THE BOOKS—not just the ones they bought recently—in their classrooms libraries to be reviewed for violence, sexual content, language, etc. They will take any books off those shelves if they deem them “inappropriate”.

I can see where they’re coming from, although I do not agree with them in the slightest. WE ARE HIGH-SCHOOLERS. WE CAN HANDLE THESE THINGS. THEY ARE IN THE REAL WORLD AND THEY ARE BLINDING US FROM THOSE THINGS.

Now here’s the worst part. Yesterday—December 20, 2013—my English teacher got an e-mail from the school board telling her when the deadline for all of those books was.

FEBRUARY 1, 2014.

That is literally impossible. My teacher began to cry when she was telling us about it. No one—NO ONE—can read so many books that fast. Not even if we divide it among our grade could that be possible, especially with our midterms in January.

My grade is outraged. Unfortunately, petitioning is considered “disturbing the learning process” and we can’t do it in school. Otherwise our principal can (and will) punish us for it.

Outside of school is fair game.

Right now, my friends/classmates and myself are creating a group to go to a school board meeting and show them what these books mean to us. It’s in the early stages of development, but we will get this done.

This is what I ask of you to do:

SPREAD. THE. WORD.

I want you to show the school board that we CAN handle these things, that we LOVE books, and that we will NOT take this lying down. Your support is the greatest thing you can offer. Reblog and signal boost. Share this on any social media site you’re on. Tell your friends. Spread the word.

It’s time to change this. We are young adults. It’s time to stop “protecting” us from things we should know about and can handle learning about.)





The Magic Begins: Day 26 - A really emotional scene/moment  ➝ The Prince’s Tale

The Magic Begins: Day 26 - A really emotional scene/moment
 
➝ The Prince’s Tale

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WHEN IM WITH MY FRIENDS AND A SPICE GIRLS SONG COMES ON

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WE’RE JUST LIKE:


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the magic begins » 6 - Most powerful quote/favourite lines.

I think this quote is so meaningful to me. This is not just Dumbledore saying this to Harry, but it is also J.K Rowling sending us a powerful message: what we can imagine can be real too. We not only have the power to create in our heads but also to bring all of our thoughts come true. I’m not trying to say that we can create actual magic, but there are other kind of things that we can reach if we desire them strong enough. To me, it means that we have the power to make our dreams come true.

dailypotter:

the magic begins » 6 - Most powerful quote/favourite lines.

I think this quote is so meaningful to me. This is not just Dumbledore saying this to Harry, but it is also J.K Rowling sending us a powerful message: what we can imagine can be real too. We not only have the power to create in our heads but also to bring all of our thoughts come true. I’m not trying to say that we can create actual magic, but there are other kind of things that we can reach if we desire them strong enough. To me, it means that we have the power to make our dreams come true.

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