"These bills haven’t become law, but only because the Senate firewall worked exactly as it should—reflecting the will of mainstream Americans by refusing to allow the ideology of a few to be imposed on the many. But if anti-choice Republicans win enough seats on November 4 to take control of the Senate, women will face the possibility of very different treatment under the law. After all, Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, who would become majority leader of the Republican-run Senate, has already made it clear that passing the twenty-week ban would be one of his top priorities. But even if we only lose a couple of critical pro-choice champion—and there are several in tight races—we could begin to see incremental dismantling of hard-won reproductive rights."
"Being good at standardized math tests is useless. These tests measure nothing of real value, and they amplify a broken system. No, we need to get focused and demanding and relentless in getting good at math, at getting our kids good at math and not standing by when someone lets themselves (and thus us) off the hook. If you can read, you can do math. Math, like reading, isn’t optional, it’s our future and it helps free us from our fear of creation."