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Old Nov 5th, 2019, 11:37 AM   #351
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Minority Students Threaten to Sue if University of California Doesn’t Drop SAT

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Lots of schools are already dropping entrance exam requirements. Don’t be surprised if the University of California does the same over this.

The College Fix reports:
Minority students demand University of California ditch the SAT … or they’ll sue

Last Tuesday, a trio of students, several student advocacy groups, and the Compton Unified School District indicated they would sue the University of California if it does not drop its admission requirement of SAT and ACT test scores.

The basis for the suit: The tests “illegally discriminate against applicants who can’t afford test prep classes and pose other unfair obstacles …”
Wah frickin' wah.

One of our littluns was considering university stateside a couple years back. As such, she was required to take an ACT. She ended up doing very well. Not bad for someone who had never taken a single primary or secondary class in the US and had no, zero, test prep classes.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2019, 09:51 AM   #352
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I didn't see a good thread for this video, so it goes here because of its educational content.

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Old Nov 22nd, 2019, 12:25 PM   #353
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I didn't see a good thread for this video, so it goes here because of its educational content.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l51o...ature=youtu.be
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Old Dec 4th, 2019, 11:46 AM   #354
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As Colleges Move To Do Away With The SAT In The Name Of Diversity, Detroit High School Valedictorian Struggles With Low-Level Math

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* The valedictorian of a Detroit high school is struggling with low-level math at Michigan State University, where 1 in 8 students were in remedial math.
* Universities have loosened their requirements to attempt to increase graduation rates and diversity.
* The University of California system may abolish the SAT and ACT as a requirement for entry, saying the standard screenings lead to “inequity” in student populations.
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Common Core fails: US test scores show no improvement despite billions of dollars thrown at education reform

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Results from the latest international exam show U.S. high school students have made “no significant improvement” since the early 2000s and continue to trail students in Asian countries, despite billions of dollars invested in educational reform.

The exam, known as the Program for International Student Assessment, consists of testing exercises in math, reading, and science and is taken by 15-year-old students across the globe every three years. It seeks to measure how students apply knowledge to real-life scenarios and is considered to be a barometer of future economic success.
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Old Dec 12th, 2019, 12:55 PM   #355
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‘It’s Time For A Lesson’: Betsy DeVos Fires Back At Teacher Union Head

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos fired back at a teachers’ union head Tuesday and said, “It’s time for a lesson.”

DeVos spoke out at Randi Weingarten, the American Federation of Teachers president, in regards to Weingarten’s tweet about parents sending children to public schools.

“What about the 90% of children whose parents choose to send them to public schools despite all @BetsyDeVosED attempts to undermine them?” Weingarten said in a tweet Tuesday. Her tweet referenced a news story on President Donald Trump urging Congress to pass a bill boosting education choice.

“It’s time for a lesson on accuracy,” DeVos tweeted back at Weingarten. “Parents don’t ‘choose’ to send their student to a government-assigned school – they actually don’t have a choice at all! In fact, 69% say they’d prefer to send their student elsewhere.”
There ya go. Using facts against against an unarmed person. Again...
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Old Jan 2nd, 2020, 02:53 PM   #356
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How classroom technology is holding students back

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Educators love digital devices, but there’s little evidence they help children—especially those who most need help.
Bingo!!!
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