Originally Posted by UglyPug
Sounds ike a school that finally just accepts kid not based on race, but based on who scores the best. .
Good for them. ..
Ohh, but noo, we have to make things "equal" by acting like a black kid who scores 70 out of 100, is the same as an asian kid who scores 95 out of 100. ..
The best, the brightest should get the seats. . . Period. . . That is "racial equality."
you missed the point completely (like most posters).
ofcourse whoever gets the best scores should be offered a seat, thats obvious. the problem lies within the content of the test.
there are various forms of intelligence not to mention diffrences in the ways ppl express their intelligence most effectively. these things differ from person to person and things like culture, upbringing and sex is a factor. ppl from similar backgrounds are more likely to be like one another, learn the same, express themselves the same and be strong in the same areas.
a good test should show diffrent kinds of intelligence and allow ppl to show of their knowledge however they are most comftorable. but thats not the case here, its biased towards ppl of a certain background. the tests dont cover all bases and alot of ppl dont get the chance to show what they know even if they might be smart enough to get in had the been given a fair chance.