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Varsity Blues scandal renews scrutiny on standardized tests

Clip: 11/05/2019 | 6m 15s Video has closed captioning.

A college admissions scandal involving several celebrities has cast an ugly spotlight on how entry into higher education can be gamed. Standardized tests like the ACT and SAT are a key point in the saga, and they now face renewed scrutiny over their value — and their correlation to economic background. John Yang reports and talks to Jeff Selingo, author of several books on higher education.

Aired: 11/05/19

Rating: NR

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