Standardized tests are not enough to fix admissions

Standardized tests are not enough to fix admissions


Stanford University has announced that it will bring back standardized testing requirements for undergraduate admissions, joining other elite colleges and universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth in reverting back to their pre-COVID practices. After numerous universities appeased the demands of terrorist sympathizers and plagiarism scandals rocked academia, the decision to raise standards of admission was an inevitable first step in trying to rebuild public trust.

The timing of Stanford’s announcement was almost poetic, coming just days after 13 pro-Palestinian protesters were charged with felony burglary after occupying the university president’s office. Similarly raucous protests have become common at the university, and a poll from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression showed that more than one-third of Stanford students think it is acceptable to

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