Now here’s someone with a cause: high school junior Allie Kauffmann, who’s railing against the unfairness of the SAT.
In this little video — made with her film-professor father and commentary by a FairTest official, Kauffman explains how the test (as well as the ACT) is biased in the areas of gender, race, economic background and first language.
She’s has a petition going at ACToutagainstSAT.com to bring the issue to the attention of Joyce E. Smith, President of the National Association of College Admission Counseling.
You can read the Huffington Post story on Kauffman here.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.