“I don’t see anything bad about being stereotyped as a Latin woman. We are yellers, we’re pretty, we’re sexy, and we’re scandalous. I am not scared of the stereotypes.”—Sofia Vergara, of Modern Family, who maybe yells a little too much. (via newsweek)
“Every person in this chamber can point to a teacher who changed the trajectory of their lives. Most teachers work tirelessly, with modest pay — sometimes digging into their own pocket for school supplies, just to make a difference. Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let’s offer schools a deal: give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job and keep the best ones. And in return, grant schools flexibility to teach with creativity and passion, and stop teaching to the test — and to replace teachers who just aren’t helping kids learn. That’s a bargain worth making.”—President BARACK OBAMA (via inothernews)
I just applied for a study abroad in Europe this summer! It’s a photo communication program in Prague, France (Paris & Arles), and the UK (Edinburgh & Stonehenge). If I get in, I need to somehow come up with about $11,000 to do this. Please, please, please! Somehow, I need to make this happen.