Jun 15, 2021
Tests like the SAT and ACT are almost universally reviled by those who deem the tests not only worthless and self-referential but also key agents in educational inequality. But does the evidence actually support those bold claims? Amy and Mike invited author and academic Freddie deBoer to dispel five myths about standardized tests.
What are five things you will learn in this episode?
MEET OUR GUEST
Freddie deBoer is a writer and academic. He is the author of the book The Cult of Smart. He lives in Brooklyn.
Find Freddie at https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/.
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