Assad Meymandi: The SAT market

March 7, 2014 

Regarding the March 6 news story “Major changes coming to SAT”: Lowering the standard of college entrance examination measured by Scholastic Aptitude Test to accommodate low-achieving students is an abomination.

Education from Latin root Educatio emphasizes self improvement by collecting information and transforming it into knowledge and ultimately wisdom. To dilute the process in order to appeal to the lowest common denominator is a gross disservice. We know the issue is the bottom line: The SAT is competing financially and losing market share to the American College Test.

SAT ought to do away with the euphemism of “accommodating underachievers” and admit that money and greed are the real reasons. Let’s do away with hypocrisy and protect excellence by truly educating our children.

Assad Meymandi

Raleigh

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