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A Broader Definition of Merit - The Trouble With College Entry Exams

A Broader Definition of Merit - The Trouble With College Entry Exams | APLANG | Scoop.it
The pressures that are driving colleges to give entry exams more weight than intended are distorting the admissions process.
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This article shows that corruption and the failure of the merit scholarship system taken advantaged by the colleges. It shows how colleges put a-lot of weight on standardized college test and how this not only will take out the meaning behind education but, would result in negative competition. 

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Homeless Kids in Rough Schools

Homeless Kids in Rough Schools | APLANG | Scoop.it
The census of homeless school children has grown dramatically in recent years.
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This article presents an major issues that shows how the Depression has left a long-term effect till this day. Children without homes are very common and they end-up in low-performing schools which is often shut down quickly.

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We Don't Need No Education

We Don't Need No Education | APLANG | Scoop.it
The Republican shutdown of government is compounding what was already a disastrous year for Head Start.
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Going Crazy Over the SAT

Going Crazy Over the SAT | APLANG | Scoop.it

it’s not the test scores of the incoming students, but rather the capabilities of the ones who graduate, that really counts.

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This article presents an conflict of interest in the college system. The colleges are taking advantage of SAT and awarding students to improve their rank in the National College Ranking system. It also shows how SAT's are becoming a huge factor and how certain groups have clear advantage over others.

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The Country Can Learn From These Students

The Country Can Learn From These Students | APLANG | Scoop.it
The power of turmeric and a strong science curriculum.
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Brent Staples argues that, more minority participation is required in the science field. Reform and opportunities are required because they are the future of the country.
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Target Bans the Box

Target Bans the Box | APLANG | Scoop.it
The retailer will remove questions about criminal history from its job applications throughout the nation.
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People with criminal history are being punished by not being able to get a job. Stores are now starting to ignore that fact, and look at the seriousness and relevancy of the crime to the job, to determine the employee eligibility for that job.

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