Amen to that. Kyla and Cat, you have pinpointed the heart of the issue; the remark ‘ugly as fuck’ does not reflect on Leandra’s appearance in any way (which is fabulous by the way), it’s a reflection of fact that he is an unprofessional, misogynistic, shallow, unkind, -by the lack of a better description- fucking idiot.
Also; I have so much respect for the classy way Leandra handled this, and for the way this post was written. I would have probably shamed his ass publicly and tore right in to him. And every bit of energy would have been completely wasted on a guy like that. This way, she has singlehandedly boosted the confidence and self-image of so many girls and women who read this blog. Actually very inspiring. So thank you, Leandra.
The skills and knowledge captured in the ELA/literacy standards are designed to prepare students for life outside the classroom. They include critical-thinking skills and the ability to closely and attentively read texts in a way that will help them understand and enjoy complex works of literature. Students will learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life. The standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person who is prepared for success in the 21 st century.