Class Struggle: College Board denies bias

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/17/2010

New evidence that SAT hurts blacks

Roy Freedle is 76 now, patient as any research psychologist. He knows that decades often pass before valid ideas take root. When the notion is as radical as his, that the SAT is racially biased, an even longer wait might be expected. But after 23 years the research he has done on the surprising reaction of black students to hard words versus easy words seems to be breaking out of a long period being dismissed as trivial and irrelevant.

By Jay Mathews  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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