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Dartmouth is right to bring back SATs — it’s the no-BS test that gives everyone the same chance

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2024
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Dartmouth reinstated their standardized testing requirement Monday, announcing that all applicants to the class of 2029 will have to submit ACT or SAT scores.

The school should be applauded for restoring a meritocratic measure to the admissions process.

Across the country, schools are indulging in an experiment in promoting diversity and “equity,” like Columbia which eliminated test requirements to “[respect] varied backgrounds, voices and experiences.”

Ibram X Kendi, author and head of Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research, even went as far as to call standardized tests “the most effective racist weapon ever...

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