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Emphasis on Test Scores Obscures a Basic Problem

July 22, 1989

My daughter Laurel recently graduated with honors from Montclair Preparatory School, an academically oriented high school.

She had a grade-point average of 4.0.

Her SAT score was 1,230.

I read that Russell White of Crespi High School recently graduated.

He had a grade-point average of 2.3.

After various attempts, he had less than a 700 on his SAT scores.

Laurel was rejected by the University of California, Berkeley.

Russell was accepted by the University of California, Berkeley.

Where is the justice?

RICK P. LANTZ

Encino

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