Not everyone graduating from college this year had their student loans paid off by the billionaire commencement speaker, and we can’t help thinking those students who actually have to pay back what they borrowed are feeling a little jealous.
And now high school students who excel in academics can also feel a little ripped off, knowing that the College Board has added an “adversity score” to the SAT. This adversity score will take into account everything from the family’s income to the number of students in their school who get free or reduced-priced lunches.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) May 20, 2019
Karol Markowicz writes in The New York Post:
…the new score will no doubt encourage people to game the system. Currently, the most parents can do, lawfully, is enroll their children in SAT prep classes. Sure, the rich have the advantage there. But it’s easy to envision those same wealthy parents renting a shack in the bad part of town to create some neighborhood adversity out of thin air.
Then too, the new supplemental score ends up acting like one more preparation stage for the Grievance Olympics young people will face in college. Humanities and social studies departments teach them that grievance and victimization are the highest virtues, and now they’ll get an object lesson even before they enroll.
Now instead of saying, “I wish I’d studied harder,” students can say, “I wish I lived in a high-crime area with a single mom.”
"The first, home, will assess things like the marital status of the student’s parents and the family’s income." Help your kids get into college with a divorce.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) May 20, 2019
Exactly. That score will not show the 7 years my son spent in an orphanage.
— Sarah (@sarah_wxtx) May 20, 2019
nope. if anything he will be further discriminated against because he’s asian. it happened to my husband.
— texas tweedy (@tweedylouwho) May 20, 2019
The points you make are brilliant. Just when I think the idiots in charge of education can do no more harm along come ideas as ridiculous as this one.
— Valerie Principi (@ValeriePrincipi) May 20, 2019
Good points. I can especially see some home/apt renting in Title I areas by wealthy people gaming system…
I also see the simple side of “extra context” – raw score 1250, but “adversity score” 1250 +/- X
— Eric AllredHenriquez (@epallred) May 20, 2019
I now identify as a low income hispanic.
— Michael J. Ryan (@tracker1) May 20, 2019
Bigotry of low expectations
— Farmer Fam (@adavo1963) May 20, 2019
Karol gets it. Worst idea ever.
— elizagn (@elizagnnnn) May 20, 2019
Why pretend? Just ban all Asians from university.
Totes fair, according to Harvard. 🙄
— С днём рождения (@Nate30888030) May 20, 2019
Are they factoring in health & mental health diagnoses? Or are they looking mostly at more social justice issues — home, economic, & educational conditions?
There's just no formula to "even out" the playing field. Helping one will always end up shorting another.
— mel (@wxmel) May 20, 2019
Just what we need. More victim Olympics. The race to the bottom. By the way, I identify as oppressed.
— Marcus T Anthony (@marcusTanthony1) May 20, 2019
Every kid taking it should experience “fluid gender and fluid race” ….play the game
— Big DWitty (@BwittyB) May 20, 2019
Congratulations to the first graduating class of 100% trans black women from the projects!! Yasss queen, get some points!!
— Sacharissa Cripslock 🇺🇸 (@rawphonegirl) May 20, 2019
The entire college system is stacked against kids whose parents loved each other, worked really hard, had jobs and saved for college. The traditional American family is constantly getting screwed over by academia!
— Williams2 (@livininpa) May 20, 2019
Peak victim culture.
— Galagantos, the Singing Gnome (@AndrewPWright77) May 20, 2019
Would've loved to see my husband's adversity score. Black, grew up in Harlem (1970s Harlem, not gentrified Harlem), married parents with college degrees, full scholarship to private K-8 UES school, HS at Stuy which is majority free lunch/non-white. The computer would've exploded!
— NYC School Secrets (@NYschoolSecrets) May 21, 2019
When Progressives can’t get the results they want they change the rules. They don’t Really want equal opportunity, they want equal outcomes. We may all be equal under they law, but we are not all equally gifted. Stop dumbing down education!
— William H. Campbell (@whcampbell67) May 20, 2019
It doesn't invite fraud. It is a fraud.
— AristotlesLamp (@AristotlesLamp) May 21, 2019
Enabling is easier
— Suhr Mesa (@suhrmesa) May 20, 2019
All this means is the SAT is no longer an accurate measurement of college preparedness.
Time to use a different test.
— Jim Yadeski (@jimoxe) May 20, 2019
Imagine the adversity points Elizabeth Warren would have earned for being Native American; lucky for her, she didn’t have to imagine.
MSNBC political analyst comes to defense of ‘rising college freshman’ David Hogg after schooling from Sean Parnell, ratio party ensues https://t.co/4se3mtUSyn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2019