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Samira Love
21 September 2022 - 23:34 PM
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taylorharris50@gmail.com
31 August 2022 - 20:06 PM
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Missing from the debate is how much net value colleges are adding to society regardless of how admissions are handled. Major universities turned into diploma mills long ago, charge outlandish…
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Bob Peterson
29 August 2022 - 20:50 PM
I found the arguments for relying on GPA unconvincing. I agree the SAT (or ANY single test) is a poor predictor of one’s potential. Despite the shortcomings that can be…
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Richard Flynn
29 August 2022 - 02:28 AM
Where are the results, if any, of this debate?
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ccrubi.esl@gmail.com
28 August 2022 - 20:53 PM
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No, it should not. As a teacher, I am too aware of all the grade inflation, short cuts, and award ceremonies celebrating mediocrity which we falsely believe creates good self…
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Bobby Ketcham
28 August 2022 - 18:59 PM
The SAT does not portray accurately...Potential...period.
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kachurmatt@gmail.com
27 August 2022 - 23:00 PM
I realize this may be petty, but did anyone else notice that Professor Cashin says "right?" all the time as a verbal tic? It's really annoying and detracts from her…
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August 26, 2022

Agree to Disagree: Should The SAT Be Erased?

Last year, only 1.5 million high school students took the SAT, down from 2.2 million in the class of 2020. Covid-19 played a big role in the decision among many schools not to move forward with at-home testing. But the move sparked an even wider discussion about the test itself. Currently, at least 75% of colleges actually don’t require the SAT or ACT. That’s an all-time high, with many schools pledging not to return to it. But is that the right move? Proponents call into question the efficacy and inequity of standardized tests, pointing to high-profile college admission scandals, as well as those leveraging access to resources to net higher scores. They argue a more expansive approach to admissions is better suited in selecting students. Those who defend the SAT, however, say the test presents opportunities for smart under-resourced students to get into top schools. Removing such tests could actually make present inequities worse. Additionally, the focus should be on addressing the achievement gap, rather than merely changing the way students are evaluated. Personal essays, GPA, extra curricula, they say, are just as easy to game with financial privilege. So in this context, we ask: Should the SAT be erased?
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ABOUT THE DEBATERS
Sheryll Cashin
Sheryll Cashin - Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Civil Rights, and Social Justice at Georgetown
Sheryll Cashin is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Civil Rights, and Social Justice at Georg... read bio
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Freddie deBoer
Freddie deBoer - Author of The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice
Dr. Freddie deBoer is a writer, editor, and academic. He is the author of The Cult of Smart: How Our... read bio