Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Shades of Adversity in College Testing

(Image by A.F. Branco)

A few months ago, news broke of celebrity parents trying to short circuit the admission processes so their darling offspring could attend top-tier schools.

This time,  the College Board which administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) board decided to add an Adversity Score to each student's final test result.

While The Amazing Lucas tried to produce an fair & balanced report on this matter, but I think he gives too much credit for the supposedly good intentions of this new program.

Instead, I'm inclined to agree with Tim Pool's assessment that this is overtly racist and will be wide open to fraud.

While the good intentions may be to help underachieving black and Hispanic kids' SAT scores, it's a way of punishing white and Asian kids because of their perceived privilege.

So much for MLK's dream of our children not being "...judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

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