04 June 2007

The Summer of SAT

USA Today has an Op Ed piece about SAT prep courses. The author, a former instructor for such a review course, advises against spending a chunk of change on such things. She offers some free and inexpensive alternatives...but nothing seems to take the place of motivation on the part of the student. That is likely no surprise to any teacher out there. No matter how bright or capable a kid might be, they have to make some effort to engage and learn. My guess is that it's as difficult for them to do so in the summer as it is for me. :)

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