"the predictive power of the SAT holds even when researchers control for socioeconomic status...it is remarkably difficult to increase an individual’s SAT score...high SAT scores are generally difficult to acquire by any means other than high ability"
It’s remarkable how many people are willing to try to ditch standardized exams when they’re probably the hardest things for privileged students to fake.
"I'm actually okay at 28%. The level we got to in our tax plan on the corporate side was actually a bit lower than we needed to go... I always thought that a compromise rate in the mid 20's made sense."
--GARY COHN, Trump's tax/econ advisor on a 28% corporate tax rate 6/25/20
The White House is very gleefully blasting this out
As colleges shift toward test-optional admissions, essays will become more important.
This computational analysis of 60,000 applications to UC finds essay characteristics correlate even more closely with family income than SAT scores. (via @mitchellatedf)
Replying to @dynarski: Hey let’s dump the SAT
bc the rest of the admissions process is so equitable 🙄
If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine! Get yours at ⤵️
The mind boggles. Vaccines are probably not the best realm for reparations.
The filibuster was used in the 20th century most effectively at blocking civil-rights legislation. That’s important to deflating the false mythology of it.
It’s a stretch to call its present-day use racism, though—it’s become something more banal and bipartisan.
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