Let the weekly absurdity begin!
New SAT scoring will combat Asian privilege
The infamous SAT has been used since 1926 as a sort of university entrance exam to objectively test high school students' scholastic aptitude. Until now.
Test administrators announced plans this week to include an 'adversity score' for every student taking the SAT.
This score will excuse poor test results if the student lives in a high crime neighborhood, went to a poor high school, is living in a single parent or low income household, and so on.
And this should really put a dent in Asian privilege. Yes you read that right. With an average SAT score of 1223, Asians achieve the highest marks among all the ethnic groups tracked by SAT administrators.
But these same Asian test takers also typically come from dual-parent, higher-income households. So they'll be penalized because of their parents' success.
This is truly amazing thing to be teaching young people.
Universities and the SAT administrators don't want high school students to identify as strong, self-reliant, independent individuals who seek to solve problems and overcome adversity.
Instead they're encouraging young people to make their socioeconomic circumstances the strongest part of their identities. And, based on those socioeconomic circumstances, cultivate a guilt or victim mentality, and expect penalties or handouts for the rest of their lives.