MIT Will Once Again Require Applicants to Take the SAT or ACT, Bucking Anti-Test Movement
As discussed below, MIT is one of a few schools holding to admissions standards.
Over the last 40 years, America’s so-called education experts have hidden their failure to educate our youth by making school easier. They have deemphasized history, math, science, language and writing. For years, tests have been made easier by substituting multiple choices for written answers, and by grading on increasingly liberal curves. This has hidden the miserable results but not reversed the trend.
As a result, our schools, at all levels, produce technically weak graduates who can’t pass the admissions tests given to their parents and grandparents. Now the idea is to eliminate test-based SAT and ACT admissions altogether.
It is a massive failure which starts at kindergarten and continues through graduate school. Our graduates lack the tools and measurements of critical thought that allow them to distinguish dogma from science, which explains many perverse actions seen in forest, wildlife and habitat management.
To make matters worse, neither students nor teachers are permitted to challenge the academic consensus. There are plenty of dedicated teachers, coaches and administrators who could fix this, but they are marginalized or eliminated altogether from the ranks that set policies and strategic direction for education and academic standards.
NOTE: this article was originally published to CNN.com on March 29, 2022. It was written by Eric Levenson.
(CNN)The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced it will once again require applicants to take the SAT or ACT, reversing a Covid-era policy that made the standardized tests optional and rejecting the idea that the tests hurt diversity.