The Education Department is letting states cancel standardized tests. The move is a practical one: School buildings across the nation are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, even though distance learning efforts are widespread.
For seniors, the spring semester typically means prom, senioritis, and graduation, a highly celebrated rite of passage into adulthood. Sadly, due to the persisting danger of having so many people gathered together, the class of 2020 will be missing the chance to celebrate this momentous occasion with their friends and family.
School lasts forever.
At least, that’s how it felt while I was stuck in the middle of it. Until one day (16 years later), it was over.
That expensive ass piece of paper didn’t make me feel any less depressed when I couldn’t find a fulltime job or get out of my parents house.