21st Century: Query 86 (Michelle Obama)
“If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”
What does Ms. Obama mean regarding her self-assessment? Is the inability to do well on standardized tests an indicator of overall intelligence? Why or why not? What issues does the former first lady raise about the overall fairness of standardized tests in terms of race and social class?