We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A wonderful quote from the brilliant John McWhorter, when discussing the supposed racism of the LSAT "They aren't asking what wine goes with chicken. They aren't asking about skiing. Just answer from what's in the box above."
The SAT/ACT and related tests correlate strongly with IQ and later success in many areas, not just college (which pisses of conservatives who don't want that to be true, also. It's not just liberals who hate the facts here.) This is also true if you separate the results out by race. African-Americans with higher scores do better on many measures that AA's with lower scores. Ditto Native Americans, Jews, Asians.
The tests are not racist. There is an easy assumption that they must be because the races consistently score differently, across generations and countries. I avoid even bringing it up in all the places of my life, but when people start making the false assumptions the basis for policy affecting the nation (including screwing the black kids for the sake of liberal appearances, BTW) then I feel obligated to at least mention it.
Meritocracy sucks, because our genetic endowment is so dependent on luck. But every other organisation of society sucks more and is worse for the poor than for the silver spoons.
Assistant Village Idiot
When your only or primary goal is "equity", an equal outcome regardless of effort or performance, then there is no reason to test anything.
The irony about getting rid of the SAT scores for college admission is that one initial reason for using them was to identify bright but poor students who hadn't gone to prep schools. Back in the day, attending certain prep schools meant practically automatic admission to the Ivies. Later on, it still did, as shown by John Kerry and George W. Bush. (My SAT scores were about 200 points above those two, and I went to State U.)
It is more than ironic that the SAT can still locate en mass poor but bright students of Asian background, but the SAT is considered racist.