Common Core and the Revision of the SAT

Today came a welcome announcement that the state of Indiana has come to its senses and withdrawn its intention to implement the insidious Common Core standards in the state’s public schools. Common Core is the liberal attempt to shove a liberal, socialist agenda down the throats of American school children. Nearly every state has bought into the hype in recent years, but thankfully the dark side of Common Core it is finally gaining the attention of a growing number of parents who have taken the time to understand what exactly it entails.

This end-of-March development took me back to a beginning-of-March announcement of which few people took notice. In fact, I didn’t pay much attention until story appeared in my diocesan newspaper on Sunday.  Hearkening back to March 5, the College Board officials announced that its first update of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) since 2005 will be taking place in 2016, ostensibly to make the exam a better representative of what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. They suggested that the revised test would offer “worthy challenges, not artificial obstacles.” You could say that the College Board is dumbing down the SAT.

While a full gamut of changes in the SAT can be found on the College Board website, a few are worthy of mention here.

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