Josh Tacca
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Josh Tacca

thought it was awesome. Mr. Schmidt always made the class a lot of fun to go to.

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Offer all students prep courses to make SAT fairer

An OpEd in the Allentown Morning Call, May 4, 2005: Fill in these blanks: The New SAT is inherently —— because it unfairly —— certain individuals. (A) ridiculous…/amuses. (B) dictatorial…/agitates. (C) ornery…/demonizes. (D) inequitable/favors. The answer is (D), but not because of cultural bias or even the introduction of its already infamous essay — which...

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Should we get rid of the SAT? (part 1)

Since I earn my living preparing kids for the SAT and ACT, what do you think I would say?! 🙂 But, seriously folks, while there have been calls for ditching standardized tests, let’s think about what that would look like: The original idea behind these tests was to give everyone a level playing field. That’s...

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Is the June SAT test really easier?

This is a big one lately. Evidently, kids and their parents have heard this rumor from friends and even guidance counselors… so everyone’s all charged up for the June 1st SAT test. Um, not so fast. Yes: the June 2018 test was easier than most other official SAT tests. Kids left feeling pretty good about...

What do I think about the College Admissions scandal? (Part I)
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What do I think about the College Admissions scandal? (Part I)

When the college admissions scandal broke, my SEO guy suggested that I find something clever to say about it and use social media to disseminate my insights to the rest of the world. Solid business advice: why not try to drum up some free publicity? Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out what to say that would...