Last week ambitious students around the world took the SAT, or scholastic aptitude test, their ticket to a chance at a good education and a bright future.
Students around the world except for Palestinian students that is. It seems the Israelis received the exams for the Palestinian kids and withheld them. From the Harvard Crimson.
The Israeli authorities held the exams sent by the College Board for
weeks, not releasing the tests to AMIDEAST’s office in Ramallah.
is the only testing agency in the West Bank, serving over three hundred
thousand Palestinian students. Yet Israel controls the flow of goods
and people in and out of the ever-shrinking Occupied Palestinian
Territories. The Israeli occupation impacts nearly every aspect of
Palestinian life. In particular, the military occupation, illegal under international law, violates the basic right to education for Palestinian youth.
SAT cancellation has been devastating for high school seniors across
the West Bank who were planning to apply to college in the United
States—including those from the Ramallah Friends School.