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2019-05-17 -Land of the Free
Telling the awful truth about the new SAT ‘adversity' score
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-17 07:43|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10802 views ]  Top

#1 Reparations, one small step at a time.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-17 07:55||   2019-05-17 07:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Designed to get certain test takers into better schools. Stupidly, sending any student into a school more demanding than their abilities is a guarantee of failure, frustration, and a path to dropping out. Better to match ability to challenge, driving toward success. This is known, but some people prefer to virtue signal with other people’s lives.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-17 08:35||   2019-05-17 08:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Of course we recently learned the 'privileged' buy their way in to top schools with at least passing marks to obviously follow.

Everyone must be looked after on "Airstrip One".
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-17 08:41||   2019-05-17 08:41|| Front Page Top

#4 Racial preferences are illegal even if you think your oh-so-clever way around the illegality works. This will be blown up in court or SATs will not be usable
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-17 08:54||   2019-05-17 08:54|| Front Page Top

#5 Adversity is our strungth.
Posted by charger 2019-05-17 09:42||   2019-05-17 09:42|| Front Page Top

#6 a guarantee of failure, frustration, and a path to dropping out.

But the loans will still be due. Until the dems cancel them, anyway...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-05-17 09:52||   2019-05-17 09:52|| Front Page Top

#7 Haven't these kids faced enough adversity without sending them to indoctrination camps and burdening them with lifelong debt?
Posted by Glenmore 2019-05-17 09:55||   2019-05-17 09:55|| Front Page Top

#8 Someone call me when the NBA and NFL start allowing underprivileged short slow white guys into the league to the limit of their population percentage.
Posted by Hellfish 2019-05-17 12:53||   2019-05-17 12:53|| Front Page Top

#9  Stupidly, sending any student into a school more demanding than their abilities is a guarantee of failure, frustration, and a path to dropping out.

I dunno. What about all those kids whose parents bought their way into the top schools like Columbia, Harvard, Stanford and USC? Did they drop out? I've never been so I don't really know but it makes me wonder if the so-called best and brightest who come out of those schools really are the best and brightest. Maybe they're just the children of the elite.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-05-17 14:01||   2019-05-17 14:01|| Front Page Top

#10 We already have a problem with kids being given positions in elite schools way above their abilities and then flunking out after a year or two. This will only compound that problem.
Posted by rschwarz 2019-05-17 14:58||   2019-05-17 14:58|| Front Page Top

#11 Standards will be lowered so they DON'T flunk out - diminishing those schools. Would you hire an Evergreen College or Berkeley grad? I sure as hell wouldn't
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-17 18:48||   2019-05-17 18:48|| Front Page Top

#12 ...And the genius behind this was also one of the people who put together Common Core.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-05-17 19:39||   2019-05-17 19:39|| Front Page Top

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