|The Push For Mediocrity – University of California Removes SAT And ACT Tests For Admission|
|05/30/2020||University of California||Benjamin|
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In what will certainly go down as one of the most ridiculously hare-brained decisions in the history of American education system, the University of California has removed SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and ACT (American College Testing) requirements for all its applicants. The university says that the move is an effort to make their student bodies more diverse and inclusive. Who cares if they cannot read?
The tests should not everything but it should count for something.
The Reason behind the Decision
Liberals have long argued that the very idea of standardized testing is discriminatory in nature. They believe that standardized tests make it harder for students from minority communities to gain admission to elite educational institutions.
They also argue that standardized testing makes it easier for students from wealthy families to gain admission to elite institutions, since they have access to private tutors, prep courses, and other resources that are not available to poor students.
These arguments, however, do not water for several reasons.
Racial Disparity in SAT Scores
The SATs have always been dominated by three groups of students – East Asians (Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese), South Asians (Indians), and White Americans. Year after year, the top scorer invariably happens to be an Asian student or a White American student. Latinos and Blacks are at the very bottom of the scoring ladder.
According to liberals, the staggering disparity in test scores can be attributed to poverty and lack of access to resources – and also work ethic and key cultural differences. However, instead of making sure that every student has access to the resources that they need to perform well in tests, liberals want to get rid of standardized tests altogether.
Hilarious – those bright Asians should just leave California and leave that ghetto state.
Moreover, liberals refuse to accept the fact that not every student has the same level of IQ or aptitude. Some students are exceptionally bright, some are bright, some are average, and some are dull.
The liberal argument is that a dull student can be turned into a bright student with the right amount of coaching and resources. It is, however, not true. Can everyone become a championship boxer if they have access to a world class training facility? Can everyone become a chess champion if they have access to a coaching facility? Can everyone become a gifted programmer just because they have access to a computer at a young age?
The answer to all these questions is ‘no’. It is not humanly possible for everyone to become a Mike Tyson or a Tyson Fury. Similarly, it is not humanly possible for students from different walks of life to perform equally well in standardized tests.
The problem with liberals is that they believe that human beings are the same, no matter where they are from. They simply refuse to accept the fact that human beings are incredibly diverse in terms of their intelligence, aptitude, and abilities.
The inability to accept reality is why many liberals genuinely believe that an illiterate farm worker from Guatemala who sneaks through the border is just as American as a Southerner whose forefathers shed their blood, sweat, and tears for this country.
Simply put, the University of California’s decision will stifle American ingenuity and produce dimwitted graduates with degrees that are not worth the paper they are printed on. And many of the talented students will take off to Texas A&M, LSU, and UofA, for instance! See ya!
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