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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Neorealist X-Men reinvention — Professor X is an adjunct professor? Adjunct Professor X? Substitute Teacher X? Next-Gen Scoring Software X? Nobody has any power? The School for Gifted Youngsters has been subsumed by a multinational corporation, transformed into a test-taking factory for lower-order thinking skills, preparation for a life of minimum wage jobs and addiction to numbing, labyrinthine entertainments and ingestables—fleeting delusions of power? Meanwhile, students, parents, and teachers—all mired in poverty—are scapegoated for society's escalating problems, and increasingly disciplined and punished?