This morning’s Washington Post contains an op-ed from Nathan O. Hatch, the president of Wake Forest University. There Hatch details the reasons for his school making the SAT optional in undergraduate admissions. Arguing that “[a]nalyses show clearly that performance on the SAT is closely correlated with family income,” and that “the SAT was the poorest predictor of college performance when compared with high school grades and performance on subject tests,” Hatch makes a pretty good case for the claim that de-emphasizing this exam would make for a wider array of income diversity while maintaining high academic standards.
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Robert Greene II
December 3, 2017
The Continuing Mission of Black Intellectuals: Stamped From the Beginning and African American HistorySomething that caught my eye when reading Ibram Kendi’s excellent Stamped From the Beginning was his admonition early in the book about for whom he was writing. Kendi insisted that Read more
November 22, 2016
Post-Trump Teach-In, Week Two (Guest Post): Ben Feldman on Baran and Sweezy at 50Today, we are excited to post an essay by our friend Ben Feldman: a meditation on the history and continuing significance of Baran and Sweezy’s Monopoly Capital, which turns 50 Read more
March 22, 2009