Well, THIS is rich.
AOC will literally say ANYTHING she thinks will get people to like her.
She pretended to be a down and out girl who grew up in the Bronx (she’s not.)
She’s this super proud latina who’s always been cast aside for her heritage (ok, whatever Sandy.)
And now? Well… she’s lying about her TEST SCORES.
WOOF. You’d think at a time when everyone is all up in arms about these college cheating scandals, you’d be a teeny-tiny bit more self-aware before spewing out a bunch of nonsense, right? You know… people have a heightened awareness of that sort of thing right now.
LOL. Not AOC. Nothing stops AOC from being a supreme moron.
AOC was at an event over the weekend focused ‘on eliminating private education and boycotting ‘racial’ and ‘gender-biased’ standardized testing.’
UHHH. I’m Hispanic, I’m a WOMAN, I GREW UP IN MEXICO, and I KILLED standardized tests. They’re legitimately a skill of mine. I often don’t entirely know the answer, I just know how to eliminate answers that are CLEARLY incorrect and then make an educated guess.
It’s a skill I made BANK with by SAT and GRE tutoring in Grad School.
Not ONCE – not ONE. SINGLE. TIME. did I ever think my gender or my race impeded me from doing well on these tests. Not EVER did I see gender or race affecting the outcomes of my students. Results were all across the board.
But whatever – this is clearly just more evidence that I’m not “woke” enough to be a bigot.
According to Red State:
During the event, Diane Ravitch, professor at New York University and former U.S. assistant secretary of education, spoke with the others opposing private and charter schools, Jacobin magazinereported. Ravitch characterized support for private education as “anti-democratic efforts to privatize public goods,” according to the democratic socialist publication.
In response to New York’s practice of evaluating candidates for top schools through standardized tests, Ravitch called for parents to boycott the tests. Likewise, Opt Out, which had a representative on the panel, seeks to “organize a boycott of the annual state tests.” It has called standardized tests “destructive” and “flawed.” Panelists claimed the tests were biased against women and racial minorities. Some singled out the Specialized High School Admissions Test, the SHSAT, which the city uses to place top students at more advanced schools.
As a former standardized test tutor, I will attest to the fact that some VERY smart people simply aren’t good at standardized tests.
ON THE OTHER HAND…
I think this whole “STANDARDIZED TESTS ARE BIGOTED” thing is absolute hogwash.
EXPLAIN TO ME HOW SAYING YOUR RACE MAKES A TEST HARDER FOR YOU IS ANYTHING BUT RACIST.
What are they saying here? “Girls and minority kid’s little brains just don’t work so good! Give them a pass! Poor darlings!” REALLY?!
THIS IS BIGOTRY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.
So, of course, AOC signed on.
During Ravitch’s comments, Ocasio-Cortez “nodded in agreement,” according to Jacobin. Some in attendance, however, “were dismayed that AOC didn’t take a position on the specialized high school exams.”
As in… segregated testing? EASIER tests for girls and minorities?
It makes me sick.
ANYWAY. AOC wanted to be one of the cool kids, so she made some crap up.
As noted by the Washington Free Beacon:
In a blog post generally praising the congresswoman, Ravitch notes Ocasio-Cortez could not be telling the truth about her test experience. The “high-stakes” test, she explains, is not scored by percentile.
There was much talk about the importance of parents taking action by opting out of state tests. NYC has one of the lowest opt-out rates in the state, in some part because parents are warned that they won’t be admitted to the middle school or high school of their choice without test scores. It was a bit jarring to hear AOC say that she was treatedin the Yorktown schools as in need of remedial education because she was Hispanic, not mainstream, but, she said, “a-high-stakes standardized Test” revealed she was in the 99th percentile. No one stopped to point out that she could not be referring to any high-stakes test used for accountability purposes because they don’t rank by percentile. They classify students as 1, 2, 3, or 4.
The awkward moment when even the people you’re trying to support can’t deny you’re full of bull crap.
So when you stop to think about this issue – keep in mind that AOC had to LIE to support her claims.
That’s how dumb this all is.