Recently, California took a variety of steps to abolish the standardized SAT and ACT tests from being considered in college admissions. From now on, universities will consider a variety of factors, such as ethnicity and need, when determining who will be admitted to a given college. This begs the question of why we should have public schooling at all. Particularly among people of color whose cultures have never had public schooling in the past, public school can be traumatic and emotionally damaging. We know for a fact that young people of some ethnicities, particularly blacks, are also punished at disproportionate rates within the public school system, which makes public schooling a part of systemic racism. If we are not going to engage in standardized testing of students because the standardized testing attempts to force everyone into the same mold (which is racist) why should we kick the proverbial can down the road and expect everyone to attend public school, which may only become increasingly standardized now that the standardized tests are gone, when we know they are likely to experience racism there?