Category Archives: Education

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

Posted in Controversial, Education, Fairness, Humor, Investigation, leadership, United States

Fancy Dorms Aren’t The Main Reason Tuition Is Skyrocketing

By Doug Webber of FiveThirtyEight – The rapid increase in the cost of college in recent decades — and the associated explosion in student debt, which now totals nearly $1.3 trillion nationally — is all too familiar to many Americans. … Continue reading

Posted in Education, FiveThirtyEight

Pricey campus housing triggers a debate in Boston

By Deirdre Fernandes of the Boston Globe – At the newest residence hall for Northeastern University students, kitchens come with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe rooms in sunshine, and residents can exercise in a state-of-the-art fitness … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Economics, Education

The Rise and Fall of Affirmative Action

Hua Hsu of the New Yorker With a lawsuit against Harvard, Asian-American activists have formed an alliance with a white conservative to change higher education. Continue reading…

Posted in Affirmative Action, Education

This is the most sexist place in America. For women born there, it will have significant impacts.

Adapted from a story by The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham If you want to move to the least sexist state in America, then head to New Hampshire, according to an index of sexist attitudes developed by economists at the University … Continue reading

Posted in Children, civilization, Demographics, Education, Fairness, Families, Gender Gap, income, Marriage, Science, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, Washington Post