In Paterson, New Jersey only 19 kids who took the SAT's are considered college ready. This means that they scored at least a 1500 out of 2400 on the standardized test, and this number is truly shocking considering how large the school district is.According to Wikipedia, Paterson has about 150,000 residents and almost 39% of all households have children under age 18 in them.
Paterson resident Jason Williams is one of the lucky ones. He just graduated high school last year and has been enrolled in college since September, after taking the SAT's three times determined to score over 1500. He says that the key to his success was not falling victim to the streets...
However, the Paterson school district said that they no longer use SAT scores to gauge students' success.
Read the entire article and determine, as I did, that perhaps still to be breathing at age 18 is how the district judges "success".