This is a parody but it is uncomfortably close to reality.

The humorist known as Students Last has compiled a reading list to prepare children for failure on the tests.

Just listen to all the bigwigs warning about high failure rates, ripping off the Band-aid and sink-or-swim in the deep end of the pool. That’s enough to create a sense of dread and high anxiety.

The only thing missing from the reading list is a manual for nervous parents and an advice book on how to organize a mass resistance movement.