This piece is actually rather old, but given the recent article about the “output” of doctors and lawyers, I think this Atlantic story from January is worth publicizing again. While it’s true that it’s accurate to tell poor kids that going to college will make them earn more, but it’s totally the wrong message to send.
As Andrew Simmons wrote:
The black and Latino kids I teach live in Inglewood and West Adams in Los Angeles. Their parents are house-cleaners,
According to a recent piece at NPR, as far as trends in college admissions goes, SAT scores might not matter so much. Students who don’t bother submitting their scores do just as well as those who do. Is this the future of admissions? Will colleges move beyond the SAT?
Maybe they should, but it’s worth considering how colleges really use SATs: it doesn’t have much to do with eliminating unprepared students; it has a lot do with eliminating fully prepared students. […]
The annual college rankings, well the other ones, not ours, result in fun headlines every year. What is the best college in America?
Depending on the rating system and the year, the answer usually rotates between three or four colleges, but I would like to propose another contender: Iowa State University.
This college, according to a recent piece at Slate by Rebecca Schuman is, unlike many colleges in America, making a lot of the good choices we should demand from an American university. At […]