Well, I don't think that the SAT is a scam.
All of the studies we do in my group are quantified.
There is no recipe to be a great teacher, that's what is unique about them.
The problem is that there are very few technologies that essentially haven't changed for 60, 70 years.
And in order to succeed in later life, you need creative skills because look at how fast the world is changing.
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas, you'll have one group of kids doing well.
If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left.
In other words, the better they did on the IQ test, the worse they did on the practical test and the better they did on the practical tests, the worse they did on the IQ test.
If you bore them to death and say, this hurts me more than it hurts you, #A, they're not going to believe it, and #B, they're going to invest their time in other things anyway.