Freddie deBoer’s Inflammatory Rhetoric on the SAT

In an article on the recent trend for colleges to stop requiring the SAT for admissions, Freddie deBoer argues for the value of the test in measuring academic ability. I agree with deBoer that the SAT has value, although its reputation among the right as an objective measure of “academic merit” is both simplistic and wrong-headed. For his own part, deBoer criticizes the view of the left, arguing that standardized tests “reveal profound differences in human capital that make progressives uncomfortable.”