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Education Reporter
NUMBER 220 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS MAY 2004

College Prez to State Educators: Raise Your Standards
Freeman A. Hrabowski
Freeman A. Hrabowski
The African-American president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County recently exhorted the Maryland Board of Education to raise public schools academic standards.

Freeman A. Hrabowski told the state educators that U.S. schools arent expecting enough, especially in algebra. Foreign students on his campus are better prepared, work harder and are "much more focused" than U.S. students, he said. (baltimoresun.com, 3-31-04)

"Stop saying the tests are biased," admonished the Ph.D. mathematician, who has been writing SAT test questions for years. "Its racist to say blacks and Hispanics cant do well on these tests."

"If you went in for an operation," he asked, "would you want a surgeon who hadnt passed the test?"


 
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