Category Archives: Education

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

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

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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