Friday News Roundup - Domestic
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Political fallout on Capitol Hill over the Ukraine crisis. The White House releases its $4 trillion budget for 2015. And the College Board announces major changes to the SAT. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
national political reporter, The Washington Post.
congressional and national politics reporter, Associated Press.
White House correspondent, Reuters.
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The College Board announced major revisions to the SAT this week, including an overhaul to the math and vocabulary sections, adding free test prep and dropping the essay requirement. But does the redesign represent a "dumbing down of American education?" The panel addressed a listener's concern. "One of the ideas apparently is to align the SAT with the Common Core so there is a sort of a unity in terms of what students are studying in school and then tested on in order to get into college," Gjelten said.