None of the Above is the best book ever written about the SAT. It's well-researched, accurate, and appropriately scathing. At the same time, though, it's funny, well-written, and a very easy read. Every student, parent, and admissions professional should read it before discussing college admissions. (John Katzman, President, The Princeton Review)
America's story in the years since this book appeared is largely the story of an upper tier of Americans whose opportunities and tribulations are separating from those of the average citizen. The SATs remain an important part of the support structure for that tier. David Owen's description of them is as wickedly funny as it was in 1985, and even more important. (Jim Fallows U.S. News and World Report)
It may take even longer for corporate test manufactures to meet their comeuppance than it takes for cigarette and handgun manufacturers to meet theirs. But when it happens, we will thank the authors for this update of our outrage." (Jeannie Oakes, Professor of Education at UCLA and author of Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality, Teaching to Change the Wo)
The book is immensely readable. Recommended at all levels. (CHOICE)
About the Author
David Owen is an award-winning journalist and a staff writer for the New Yorker. He lives in Washington, CT.
Marilyn Doerr teaches science and math at the University School in Cleveland, Ohio. She lives in Novelty, Ohio.