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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Earlier this week I had pointed to a story wherein it was reported that Baylor University was going to pay students for gaining 50 points on their SAT score. Commenter Paul R. had some good points concernig the bizarre incentives such a scheme institutes.
Now, it turns out that the good folks at Baylor have decided that buying their way to higher SAT scores wasn't such a good idea after all:
Baylor University, facing sharp criticism for paying already-admitted students to retake the SAT and try to boost their scores, said Thursday it "goofed" and would probably end the practice.
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