The Public Interest

The case against the SAT

Dale Trusheim & James Crouse

Fall 1988

ACROSS THE COUNTRY high school students’ alarm clocks ring at 5 a.m., perhaps the earliest ever for a Saturday morning. But then this isn’t the usual Saturday morning. This is SAT morning, when hundreds of thousands of high school juniors and seniors will take the Scholastic Aptitude Test, hoping to score high enough to get into the colleges of their choice. 

Download a PDF of the full article.


to your National Affairs subscriber account.

Already a subscriber? Activate your account.


Unlimited access to intelligent essays on the nation’s affairs.

Subscribe to National Affairs.