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

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Watch David Coleman, SAT CEO, Slither

After David Coleman served the Gates Foundation's most effective Common Core flunky-developer-and-promo-man, he was given a most cushy gig as head the College Board, a "non-profit" corporation with a billion "non-profit" dollars in the bank and generosity to its CEO, who is paid more than $700,000 a year. Not bad work if you can get it. (Besides, Coleman's annual 700K plus perks is a bargain compared to the former College Board CEO's $1.3 million.)

While the College Board does a lot of testing, its meat and potatoes is the SAT. Without the SAT, the College Board that we have come to know and hate would disappear and, as E.M. Forster remarked when fantasizing about the death of standardized testing, "no one would be a penny the stupider." 

Today the SAT follows its racist and classist trajectory that its been on from its inception, when eugenicists got together in the mid-1920s to rework the flawed IQ tests first given to GIs during WWI to determine which ones were the most fit to be gassed in the trenches of France.  

Today the College Board claims to have eliminated the early SAT's class and race biases, even though all the evidence points to the SAT's continuing perfect record in identifying those unfit, by family income, for attending the nation's best colleges.  See below:

Besides the near-perfect correlation between family income and SAT scores, family income also has other benefits for SAT test takers.  

Most recently, we've learned that middle children in middle class schools are much more likely to receive a 504S disability designation that allows them more time to take the SAT. In the interview below, you will see Coleman starring in his current role as the College Board's staunch advocate for the disenfranchised:

In case you missed that chart showing the 504S disparity between rich and poor schools, here is a capture:


  1. Coleman is another thing we can thank Bill Gates for.

  2. Coleman is another thing we can thank Bill Gates for.


  3. In fact, David Coleman's annual compensation is in the $1.5 million/year range according to the College Board's most recently published informational tax return for calendar year 2017. in that year, the Board took in over one BILLION dollars in total revenue, generating almost $140 million in annual un-profits. As of December 31, 2017 the company held $1.3 BILLION in net assets. 11 other College Board executives received more than $400,000 each

  4. Coleman is a charlatan and a fraud. How come no one is able to take down this behemoth load of crap which is the College Board? Every time I think it will crumble, it rises like a Phoenix from the ashes and flames.