"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keeping Corporate America White and Privileged

If you thought the SAT was just for keeping the riffraff out of Harvard and for keeping Brown white, then think again. The SAT is becoming a standard measure of high rolling job applications.

As Stephen Colbert said last night, now with Wall Street asking for SAT scores from 30 years prior, you can be assured that one miserable day from 11th grade can determine the course of your entire life.

So the SAT offers another generation an added benefit to reproducing educational inequality, so that now the bogus meritocracy system can be used to screen direct access to high paying jobs.

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