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Why the College Board Is Factoring Disadvantage Into the SAT

Why the College Board Is Factoring Disadvantage Into the SATMost students’ paths to higher education are shaped by numbers: grade-point averages, class rankings, and, infamously, standardized test scores. Now, students taking the College Board’s SAT will have another number thrown into the mix: a ”disadvantage level.”This fall, 150 colleges will start using this new metric, designed to capture students’ socioeconomic status and give context to test scores, according to the Wall Street Journal. The College Board is using a number of environmental factors that influence a student’s home and school life—including neighborhood crime rates, housing values and vacancies, family education levels, and poverty levels— to calculate this “disadvantage level,” which is scaled from 0 to 100. Scores above 50 points indicate the student has had to navigate more obstacles than an average student  to get an education or have access to college, while scores below 50 signify students who have…

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Holocaust Revisionism at Williams College

Holocaust Revisionism at Williams CollegeKC Johnson has an excellent piece at the Tablet about a recent controversy at Williams College involving the refusal of the student government to recognize a pro-Israel student group, and the College’s administration’s subsequent reaction. Perhaps the most striking part of Johnson’s piece is the following: The Holocaust bit speaks for itself. The “genocide against Palestinians” trope, regarding a population which has had among the highest population growth rates in the world, whose standard of living improved dramatically during the Israeli occupation but before Oslo gave them (limited) self-rule, is a great example of people believing something because they want to believe it, regardless of the facts. I’ve challenged many folks on social media regarding this particular trope, and have concluded that this trope is essentially is evidence-proof, and can only really be explained by a pathological hostility to Israel that not surprisingly often has a…

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2019 College Football Rankings: No. 98 Hawaii will try to build on eight-win season

2019 College Football Rankings: No. 98 Hawaii will try to build on eight-win seasonLast season, Hawaii won eight games for the first time since 2010. However, the team will face a challenging 2019 schedule and there’s no guarantee the Rainbow Warriors will continue to overachieve. Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 130 FBS teams in the country entering… ….. Read More.ORLANDO SENTINEL – Sports | Sports & RecreationSun, May 19, 20192 days ago

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Morehouse College surprised by student loan gift

Morehouse College surprised by student loan giftBillionaire Robert F. Smith surprised the Morehouse College 2019 graduating class by helping erase their student loan debt. The gift was even a surprise to the school’s president. Mark Strassmann explains. ….. Read More.CBS NEWS – Latest | U.S. and World NewsMon, May 20, 201916 hours ago

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American History for Truthdiggers: Nixon’s Dark Legacy

American History for Truthdiggers: Nixon’s Dark LegacyEditor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “make America great again,” this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of United States history and re-evaluate America’s origins. When, exactly, were we “great”? Below is the 31st installment of the “American History for Truthdiggers” series, a pull-no-punches appraisal of our shared, if flawed, past. The author of the series, Danny Sjursen, who retired recently as a major in the U.S. Army, served military tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and taught the nation’s checkered, often inspiring past when he was an assistant professor of history at West Point. His war experiences, his scholarship, his skill as a writer and his patriotism…

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: McGahn Fishin’

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: McGahn Fishin’What We’re Following Today It’s Monday, May 20.‣ President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to instruct his former White House counsel, Don McGahn, to defy a House subpoena and skip a hearing scheduled for Tuesday.Here’s what else we’re watching:Before and After (2016): In a lot of ways, former Vice President Joe Biden is running the same campaign he would have run in a pre-Trump era, writes Edward-Isaac Dovere: “Biden’s campaign is a bet: that in the four years since Trump launched his campaign, the country hasn’t changed, the Democratic Party hasn’t changed, and politics hasn’t changed.”The Limits of Philanthropy: On Sunday, the tech billionaire Robert Smith surprised the recent graduates of Morehouse College, in Atlanta, by pledging to create a grant to eliminate all their student debt. The gift—estimated at roughly $40 million—is generous and significant, but it is not a salve for…

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