We all know college can be expensive and 'totally' out of reach for many families. Well, getting 'into' college can be expensive too. Some of these College Board prep courses can cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. That certainly doesn't help close "The Achievement Gap" that exists in this country.
Check out these stats: Low-income students score an average of 300 points lower on their SAT's than high-income students...with 37% going to college, versus 81% of their high-income peers.
That's something Jason Shah found out about as a teenager, after doing some research. And that led 'him' to try to level the playing field a little bit, by launching a free, online SAT prep site: INeedAPencil.com.
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