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The College Board:
Dumbing Down America

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Posted By: Ken M., 5/19/2019 6:46:10 PM

There are now 23 candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination with New York’s mayor jumping in. The unveiling of the spies and tactics behind the fake collusion tale continues apace. It looks as though Mueller will testify before Congress on the 12th of Never and the impeachment train will never leave the station. Inspector General Horowitz’s reports on Comey and another on charges of illegal conduct in the DoJ and FBI are due soon, though, as usual, seem to be a long time aborning. General Flynn’s sentencing hearing should come soon.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/19/2019 9:07:31 PM (No. 67433)
Bribing someone to get your less than bright child into a good college is illegal because it might deprive a deserving student of a chance. However, if we give that slot to some undeserving, not too bright minority, the deserving student being deprived is SOOL, because we've virtue signaled how wonderful we are?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/19/2019 9:45:22 PM (No. 67442)
Clarice managed to get me to read a longish article on something I don't care even a little bit about. She writes well, and I look forward to her Sunday pieces.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GardenGal 5/19/2019 9:57:56 PM (No. 67444)
So I guess white foster kids who have been passed around and are living with a doctor family are not disadvantage even though this is there seventh home??:? And how are they going to account for things like children with medical issues that disadvantage them?? Or crappy schools? Or what? i i completely agree with the ACT woman. You do not get to know what exactly goes into disadvante scale and you do not get to see what score they send to colleges/// Why would anyone do that?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Marjbaldwin 5/20/2019 12:55:46 AM (No. 67476)
We thought that any nation that could elect an intelligence-free Lightbringer, twice, was already dumbed down as low as dumb could get. But then MAGA happened and Hope - and rational self-interest - returned. Apparently, the College Board is planning to return us to the (D)arker ages where (D)im bulbs claim radiance and actual intelligence is scorned as a "far-right extremist threat".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Right Republican 5/20/2019 5:24:01 AM (No. 67525)
You want to start a serious argument with a Leftist that ends up with you being disqualified, disavowed, and demeaned as a racist? Start talking the mismatch between student ability and the academic rigor of the college. True believing Leftists really think the environment of the college will bring up the abilities of the academically-challenged students, and will not even consider the possibility that too many low performing students might bring down the expectations and then achievement of the rest. What proves that MPAI is their inability and/or unwillingness to acknowledge that some students would thrive rather than fail if only their abilities were properly matched with the rigor of the program. Let the employers sort it out later on the job!
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