News Analysis: Then and Now, a Test That Aims to Neutralize Advantages of the Privileged

http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/642562/s/37e26b64/sc/24/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A30C0A70Cus0Cthen0Eand0Enow0Ea0Etest0Ethat0Eaims0Eto0Eneutralize0Eadvantages0Eof0Ethe0Eprivileged0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm

The people who first designed the SAT decades ago wanted to identify a new elite based on brains rather than heredity, not necessarily to expand access to college.

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