Why didn’t this happen when I applied to college?! Turns out a number of accredited schools will no longer require freshman applicants to submit their SAT or ACT test scores for admissions purposes. You know what that means… no more giving up Saturday mornings to SAT prep-courses.
George Washington University is the latest to drop the SAT/ACT requirement.
Beginning in August, SAT or ACT scores will no longer be required for most undergraduate applications to #GWU. http://t.co/4HngeNRjlf
This makes GWU the largest college to (finally!) get rid of standardized testing. The changes will go into effect on August 1, and will apply to all students, EXCEPT athletes and homeschooled students.
Another 850+ accredited colleges have also embraced the new policy. Hallelujah!
Schools are choosing to go test-optional in an effort to recruit an equally strong student body. According to TIME, standardized tests tend to “disadvantage minority students and students from poor socioeconomic backgrounds.”
And let’s face it, test-taking isn’t anyone’s forte.
The SAT scores I get tomorrow determine whether or not I have to take it again. Please god no more lol
El Partido Verde is a political party associated with the PRI party. In Mexico, it’s against the law for political parties to campaign on election day. Herrera maintained that he acted on his own and was not prompted to tweet by El Partido Verde. He was later fined for the tweets.
Before the Copa America in Chile, Herrera promised Mexico would play to win the cup.
Photo Credit: Carlos Vera / Getty
Herrera promised this despite taking what many believed was a “B” squad with very few players – no Chicharito, no Giovani Dos Santos, no Guillermo Ochoa – from his 2014 World Cup team. Mexico did not advance past the group stage at Copa America, drawing two matches and losing one.
At the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico’s lackluster performances led many to question whether Herrera’s job would be safe.
After a 6-0 drubbing of Cuba, Mexico’s inconsistent play in following matches led to more criticism. Herrera’s job appeared to be on the line unless Mexico won the Gold Cup. Controversial refereeing decisions versus Costa Rica and Panama led to victories for Mexico, but it only gave ammo to those who believed Mexico couldn’t advance without help. Herrera brushed off the criticism.
One of the most vocal critics of Herrera was Azteca TV announcer Christian Martinoli. Here’s a tweet from Martinoli calling out Herrera:
La elegancia del entrenador nacional me encanta. No es porrista, es barrabrava.
When asked about how he handles media criticism, Herrera replied: “There’s only one pendejo who attacks me. You all know who it is. And one day I’m going to cross paths with him.” Herrera then added, “And there I’ll discuss it with him.”
Well, Herrera and Martinoli finally crossed paths.
After Mexico’s Gold Cup victory over Jamaica, Herrera’s job appeared to be safe. End of story, right? Not quite. On the way back to Mexico, Herrera ran into Martinoli and his broadcast partner, Luis Garcia, at the Philadelphia Airport.
And according to several reports, Herrera threw a punch at Martinoli.
Lamentable. En el Aeropuerto de Filadelfia el técnico mexicano Miguel Herrera golpeó a Christian Martinoli cronistq de TV Azteca.
Just one day after the incident, Decio de Maria, the executive director of Mexico’s Soccer Federation, announced that Miguel Herrera was let go as head coach of Mexico. “Our values and principles are greater than any result,” said de Maria.
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