After going test optional, the Ivy League and MIT had more racial and economic diversity than ever before.


Standardized tests aren’t that useful at measuring a student’s potential, but there are deeper issues too, involving race and equity. That's why they're becoming archaic.

There were some questions about how effective the Scholastic Aptitude Test’s (SAT) new “adversity scores” could be given the test’s racist origins.

New York's elite public schools admit decreasing numbers of Black students.

A group of teachers, principals, and administrators from Atlanta were found guilty this week of taking part in one of the nation’s biggest cheating scandals for their own personal gain. According to the New York Times, 11 teachers were convicted of racketeering, while some were charged with perjury and giving false statements to the police. The cheating scandal […]


There’s a famous quote that some people perhaps falsely attributed to Albert Einstein that says, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” The fascination and near obsession with testing has left some students struggling to […]

OAKLAND, Ca. — A recent school district analysis shows that out of 400 elementary schoolchildren in Oakland that got perfect scores in math or reading on the 2010 California Standards Test, 23 of them were African-American boys. WATCH MORE COVERAGE OF THE STORY BELOW While the ratio may not seem that impressive at first glance, […]