Ep. 153 – Aug. 3, 2020 – The Pandemic Is Killing Standardized Testing and Accountability

A Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and co-author of “Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present and Future of Advanced Placement,” Chester E. Finn, Jr., joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss standardized testing, and how higher education is moving away from requiring tests as part of the application process amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Favoritism, rich parents getting new kinds of advantages for their kids, the lacrosse coach and the speech coach and the trip to Bhutan will end up counting for more rather than less, because there won’t be an SAT score,” Finn warns.

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