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Fri May 22, 2020, 09:25 AM

24. I agree, teach critical reasoning, and dump SAT/ACT biased by design against the underprivileged.

Standardized tests like the SAT, ACT do not have anything to do with critical reasoning. They were not designed for, and do not test for, critical reasoning. If we want more critical reasoning skills as a condition of applying for college teach more classes that emphasize critical reasoning skills, but make them available to all students in every school across the nation, and make sure the students have EQUAL ACCESS to the books and materials they need, and receive PROPER NUTRITION for free.

Testing "equally" for any set of academic skills as a condition of college-level admission is systemically biased toward those institutions and students with access to resources, including good teachers, books, and most importantly meals and nutrition.

Dump the standardized tests, stop the brain drain of teachers seeking higher pay in affluent schools and neighborhoods, provide all books and teaching materials for free to students and teachers, and PROVIDE PLENTY OF NUTRITIOUS FOOD FOR FREE TO ALL STUDENTS.

You want "EQUALITY"? Let's talk equality.

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