Mary Clare Amselem

Mary Clare Amselem is a policy analyst in education policy at The Heritage Foundation.

Recent blog posts by this author

The College Board Scraps Controversial ‘Adversity Score,’ but Continues Plan to Weigh College Admissions

It appears that many Americans still believe that merit is the most important factor in determining who will get into our top colleges and universities. On Tuesday, the College Board announced – after receiving considerable criticism...

New National Test Scores Show Betsy DeVos Was Right About Public Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent interview with Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” caused quite a bit of backlash from critics. As my colleague Jonathan Butcher has written, “60 Minutes” ignored many of the facts about the state of education in...

How the Great Books Are Revolutionizing College Admissions Tests

You may remember taking the SAT or the ACT. Hours and hours of memorizing techniques and tricks, all to get that perfect score to unlock your college dreams. These tests have monopolized the college entrance process, and in recent years—in the...