What's Up with the SAT?

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    Barry Hawkey

    We don't push our kids anymore.  Classes and graduation keep getting easier.  With the soft curriculum options, "alternative schools," and easy A's - it's no wonder that a lot of people hate the SAT.  In a lot of cases, it's probably the first rigorous test they've ever had to take - no wonder it doesn't seem fair!  They can't just show up whenever they feel like, they can't take breaks because they don't feel like concentrating, and they can't get credit for doing anything other than the problems in front of them.  After living in the circus of a modern high school, of course that feels restrictive and unfair. The problem is not with the SAT, the problem is in the school system.  Increase the difficulty of the courses (just make them on par with the rest of the world!  I beg you!  Let's stop getting stupider!) and the SAT will not even register as an important obstacle - it will just be a long, early morning test.

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    Barry Hawkey

    Grrrr.

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    Barry Hawkey

    You're saying that the test is too long because your students had to work for half a day? 

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