Who Tests the Testers?

November 18, 2011

DAN SCHNUR, director of USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics:

“It’s perfectly understandable to want the most capable members of our community to represent us in public office. The problems begin when you try to set up non-negotiable criteria for measuring candidates’ intellectual abilities or knowledge by any standard other than voter assessment and support. Requiring politicians to take a single, authoritative test by which their fitness for office is determined would be a recipe for disaster, given the inevitable and unresolvable debates over how to objectively measure their competence”

For full article, see the New York Times




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