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September 6 Politics — USMCA Focus

Standardized Admissions Tests Daily Update

Standardized tests biased against minorities and discourage application to top universities Beth Hawkins, August 19, 2019, http://laschoolreport.com/big-promises-big-data-is-the-sats-new-environmental-context-score-a-tool-to-personalize-college-admissions-or-another-impersonal-data-point/, Big promises, big data: Is the SAT’s new ‘environmental context’ score a tool to personalize college admissions, or another impersonal data point? Alas, it hasn’t worked out that way. Among students who took the ACT between 2014 and 2018, just 11 percent of African Americans met at least three college-ready benchmarks. Twenty-four percent

5 Proposed Policy Topics 2020-21

The final five topics going on the ballot for the 2020-2021 debate season are: Climate Change Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase market-based regulations requiring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Criminal Justice Reform Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing. Commercial Agriculture Resolved: The United States federal