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Norman Stahl wrote:

> IN A STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to college presidents, corporate
>    leaders on Wednesday urged academic officials to place less
>    emphasis on the SAT and other standardized tests when
>    evaluating applicants. Executives from companies like Shell
>    Oil and Verizon Communications, joined by members of the
>    National Urban League, said in the letter that entrance exams
>    do not measure the qualities most crucial for success in the
>    business world.
>    --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2001/04/2001041201n.htm
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> Norman A. Stahl
> Professor and Chair
> Literacy Education
> GH 223
> Northern Illinois University
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> about something that he knows, but the man who can write brilliantly about
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