The College Board is out to conquer the student world, again

August 29, 2006 at 4:47 pm 2 comments

Posted by Dee

News flash: the College Board now has its own public schools.

According to the College Board Web site, public schools in New York (specifically in NYC, and soon to be popping up in Buffalo and Rochester too) for grades 6-12 are being developed by the College Board in conjunction with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

Apparently, the first two “College Board Schools” opened up in 2004, with three following in 2005. Up to six more will be added this fall.

The goal: “to prepare students for access to and success in college.”

How? By using the beloved College Board programs of course! APs, SATs, PSATs, SpringBoard, etc. A program poised for true academic success? Perhaps. A plug for College Board’s own company products? Perhaps.

This should be an interesting experiment.


Entry filed under: Academics, AP, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, College Board, Dell, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, New York, News, PSAT, Public schools, SAT, SpringBoard.

Some words about the PSAT/NMSQT scoring Cbass proves my point!

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. David Sklenar  |  November 15, 2006 at 7:40 am

    They’re creating schools now?! This appears to be another money-making venture for the supposedly not-for-profit organization. When are people going to realize that there needs to be some healthy competition which will make the tests more affordable and actually useful for measuring freshmen grades?

  • 2. J. Bartelheim  |  September 8, 2007 at 1:04 am

    Collegeboard is a bussiness that makes money. Period. Bill Gates needs a tax shelter, he’s NOT an educator. It’s little more than cookbook teaching. Sorry to deflate the bubbles of all the new teachers who “LOVE IT.” Here’s an idea: go get a GOOD education from a teacher’s college, because they teach you HOW TO create standards based assignments. You are just lazy or stupid if you embrace this program.


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