Saturday, July 14, 2007

Abolish the SAT?

Charles Murray wants to abolish the SAT. [Loud cheers from countless high school students.]

An excerpt:

The evidence has become overwhelming that the SAT no longer serves a democratizing purpose. Worse, events have conspired to make the SAT a negative force in American life. And so I find myself arguing that the SAT should be ended. Not just deemphasized, but no longer administered. Nothing important would be lost by so doing. Much would be gained.

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