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A variety of test prep books, test-prep classes and expensive tutors allow students with more money to score higher

The College Readiness Contest

Although the new SAT has good intentions, it won't fix the old SAT’s failure to fulfill the test's purpose-- to provide colleges with a fair and accurate evaluation of students' ability to succeed in college.

A push to remove the zero tolerance policy

Schools in Montgomery County are some of the 14,000 in the country working to exercise this idea of increased tolerance and adapting to the situation.

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An alert for every occasion

Protecting children should and has been a top priority for citizens and law enforcement, but what about all of the other crimes that take place daily in this country? With an AMBER-style alert system in place on a statewide or regional basis, police could respond more quickly to and increase awareness of crimes taking place in communities everywhere.

Whose turn to host?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the "Fédération Internationale de Football Association" (Fifa) must be more responsible when choosing locations for their events to preserve the great traditions their respective games.

Controversy and cold weather

The recent and ridiculously named "polar vortex," “cold snap," “winter of mass destruction," “when even Hell froze over," simply "Hoth" or whatever you want to call it, prompted much heated discussion about weather patterns from scientists and talking heads alike. What is the real cause of this cold-spell?

To be or not to be? That is the black dilemma

Whenever I introduce myself for the first time, the conversation quickly becomes one where I have to justify my identity. Generally, the conversation goes as follows...

Reduce the achievement gap from the beginning

In order to start every kid on a level playing field, the U.S. federal government must fund a public preschool system available for all two- to five-year-old children.
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Which spring sport would you most like to see featured on a SCO video?
  • Baseball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Coed Volleyball
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