Given the unqualified, unscientific Common Core SAT “architects," there is less chance of success than with any prior reform, all of which have failed.

One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.

A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.

Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.

Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.

Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.

Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility. Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.

To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.

The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.

Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.