Unbelievable.

Write a lot, score high.

Doesn’t matter if it’s right. Just write. A lot.

SAT graders are told to read an essay just once and spend two to three minutes per essay, and Dr. Perelman is now adept at rapid-fire SAT grading. This reporter held up a sample essay far enough away so it could not be read, and he was still able to guess the correct grade by its bulk and shape. “That’s a 4,” he said. “It looks like a 4.”

Which brings me back to Freidman:

Look at the attention Congress has focused on steroids in Major League Baseball, Mr. Barrett mused. And then look at the attention it has focused on science education in minor-league American schools. That’s the real news out there, folks. And it’s not funny.

There’s a pattern here.

Oy.