Doing my part to maintain an inequitable system
I doubt I'll be able to post much more today. I have to train up for my new part time gig. I will be teaching young affluent suburbanites how to game the SAT, so they can get into top rated schools. They pay a hefty sum to learn how to pass the test without having to do any algebra or geometry, and other tricks to get them higher scores.
The company does do some charity work at times, but the business model reinforces the inequities in our system. If your parents can afford the training, I can get you 2-300 additional points on your SATs. If your parents can't afford the training, you will be competing on merit alone, and that'll get you into a state school if your lucky, a community college if your not.
I feel like such a whore to the system. Ah well, I might as well enjoy it, and I do like teaching. Besides, my first class is with the 'advanced' students. those that already have taken the SAT once, and scored well enough to meet NCAA mins, but want to go to better schools.
So, now I have to get all prepped up.