The SATs will no longer require an essay. Makes sense -- after all, who wants to know if kids today can write and reason well enough to compete on the global stage (especially since we suspect they can't).
To those who delight in comparing us to Nazis, taking the darkest chapter in modern history and contorting it to meet your bizarre quest, remember this boy. He is not in Dachau, he's in the United Kingdom battling autism and severe bowel disease. Read more about Josh at A mother's plea.