Category Archives: Education

Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid

Jodi S. Cohen and Melissa Sanchez of ProPublica Illinois – Dozens of suburban Chicago families, perhaps many more, have been exploiting a legal loophole to win their children need-based college financial aid and scholarships they would not otherwise receive, court … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Controversial, Education, Parents, United States

The Surreal End of an American College

Alia Wong in the Atlantic – Small schools across the United States are facing budget shortfalls and low enrollment—leading some to shut down in the middle of students’ higher-education experience. Continue reading…

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Better Schools Won’t Fix America

Nick Hanauer in the Atlantic – Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investment could heal the country’s ills—but I was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first. Continue reading…

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He got into a great college the old-fashioned way: Hard work, big dreams.

Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times – Eva Vazquez was at a bus stop on Wilshire Boulevard, on the way to work as a cashier at a discount store near MacArthur Park, when her phone rang. “I knew it … Continue reading

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A Statement from the University of Pennsylvania Regarding the College Admissions Bribery Scandal

Biting satire by Jessica M. Goldstein in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency – When we learned that at least 50 people participated in a massive college admissions scam, deploying fraudulent means to get their children into our nation’s elite universities, we were … Continue reading

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