With 43.3 million Americans burdened with a total of $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, high school students thinking about attending college are faced with a daunting decision.
As college admission decisions are released across the country, there is much discussion on what the admission process should look like. The Standardized Aptitude Test (SAT) has long been an important factor colleges consider when evaluating applicants, but it has also been the subject of abundant criticism regarding its ability to assess students fairly, without reflecting socioeconomic inequalities into college admissions.
Critics point out that the privileged have access to the resources to prep for the SATs while the underprivileged do not. Hence, they say it is no surprise that the best indicator of someone's SAT score is their ZIP code.
In this article, Freddie Deboar makes a progressive case for the SATs. He claims that the SAT is one of the fairer components of admissions, and that if you care about equaity, you should support the SATs.