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Students Of New York City Tell Their New Mayor How Standardized Testing Squashes The Learning Bug

I was never a good test-taker when I was a student. And when it came to standardized testing, I simply hated it. They were always boring, and it was impossible to get excited or all that creative about a test. But the school kept forcing us through hours of preparation nonetheless.Well, some parents and students in New York City are taking a stand. Watch the message they have to say to their new mayor, Bill de Blasio.

Students Of New York City Tell Their New Mayor How Standardized Testing Squashes The Learning Bug
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Ahmed Hafnaoui had the swim of his life at just the right time on Sunday. After eeking into the men's 400-meter medal race in last place out of the eight finalists, the 18-year-old swimmer from Tunisia shocked everyone by taking home the gold in the event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Prior to the semi-finals, Hafnaoui wasn't even listed in the DraftKings Sportsbook odds of winning list, so the fact that he overtook the Australian favorites to win was extra impressive. Australia's Jack McLoughlin won the silver and American Kieran Smith took home the bronze, and though the race was close, it wasn't that close by swimming standards. Hafnaoui was the fastest swimmer, hands-down, after being the slowest of the finalists just the day before.

This, as they say, is why they play the games.

And this footage of Hafnaoui's loved ones in Tunisia reacting to his epic win is why everyone loves an underdog.

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