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Once something only high school seniors worried about, the Scholastic Aptitude Test has come under fire in recent years. While President Bush has emphasized testing to improve education, the President of the University of California wants to eliminate the SAT in favor of a holistic approach in deciding who should get into college. We discuss his bold proposal as well as alternatives to evaluating skills for success, with the Chancellor of the UC Berkeley, a trustee of the SAT college board, a specialist in successful academic strategy within the African American community and others. (The Christian Science Monitor's Sara Terry guest hosts.)
  • Newsmaker: FBI Agent is Accused of Spying - Counterspy Robert Philip Hanssen has been arrested and faces charges that he spied for Moscow for more than a decade. The 27-year veteran of the FBI, had access to critical US intelligence information. Bruce Merritt, a former US attorney who helped prosecuted espionage cases during the Cold War, reveals the significance of the case.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Saddam Hussein's Support of the Palestinians - Saddam Hussein has offered thousands of dollars in financial support to the Palestinians during their recent uprising against Israel. Jerusalem-based Virginia Quirke, who writes for London's Observer and Guardian newspapers, explains his motive and what he hopes to gain from those who have lost faith in Yasser Arafat.

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