MID TERM ELECTIONS
Well, they have come and gone. Many of my US clients flew up to vote. I think we all believed the Doomsday news about the Republican victory....We all did. What is a triumph is that America brought back some sanity to its political system. Even talks with the Chinese Premier saw some light at the end of the tunnel....And then there came missiles from Russia, waging war on Ukraine's neighbors - Poland.
I suspected that Putin could not accept failure and loss of Kherson. When the back is against the wall - unpredictability steps in. An awful gesture for Putin. Says how weak the Russians are in face of the NATO alliance.
What does all this bode for my students? Staying abreast of current events is critical. Analyzing the news and developing critical reading and thinking skills, poignant. Ergo, so you can stick to the facts and not any lies disseminated by rabid politicians.
And guess what? Gen Z saved the USA. It was the youths who came out, voted and changed the course of a fascist America. Young people, blacks, Hispanics....you folks are entering a significant era of sweeping change. Imagine. The Senate is back in the hands of the Democratic party. Golly! BACK TO SAT This Saturday, a few students have been forced to sit SAT early. I believe that for some unforeseen circumstance they are forced to sit the experimental SAT exam. Those students can meet me any day this week for some intense drills. Just those students... SSAT Good luck with your interviews at the Pegasus. I believe you will all fare well. I have some of the interviewers were quite impressed with the Versan cohort. Excellent. GMAT and LSAT The struggle continues, though I do see progress on the frontline.
CSS Profile Happy to see most have completed and submitted. FAFSA completed. Financial Aid forms ironed out. Good progress. See you next week.
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