Almost to the day! 27 years ago, my Education Week Commentary appeared. It was very widely read. Clearly, it hit a mark! I felt optimistic. It was quite a thrill.

Even thereafter, for years, when I traveled around the country as a speaker, consultant, and special education law expert, I saw that article on many, many bulletin boards in schools! Clearly the Commentary resonated with educators and administrators.

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The SAT will now be all digital. It’ll be a shorter (two hours instead of three), simpler and, “perhaps easier test.” (Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2022). Its reading passages will be shorter. Calculators will be allowed for all math tests.

Watching this formerly purpose-driven, standardized test become ever more compromised and irrelevant has been sad, though predictable.

In the 1950’, the SAT did its job magnificently for my family. My brother and I were elementary school immigrants to America. We lived on a chicken farm —…

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