HeadLocke No. 73: College admissions tests don’t have to hurt education

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HeadLocke No. 73: College admissions tests don’t have to hurt education

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If your child is getting close to college age, you’ll soon encounter the world of college admissions tests like the ACT and SAT. Those tests cause stress, and they also can divert students from valuable elements of a well-rounded education. That’s the assessment of Tyler Bonin, a teacher at the private Thales Academy in Raleigh and an education fellow for Young Voices. Bonin recently wrote for Real Clear Education an article titled “College Admissions Tests Hinder Meaningful Education — But They Don’t Have To.” He discusses the article with Mitch Kokai.  Bonin explains his support for an alternative to the ACT and SAT called the Classic Learning Test.

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