My Short Reaction to the Legacy Admission Issue

Eliminating legacy admissions at "elite" colleges sounds like a noble thing but is also short-sighted and more in the realm of virtue signaling than anything else. It assumes that all legacies are admitted automatically because they're legacies, which is untrue. It assumes that legacy applicants are all wealthy white kids, which is problematic. It also … Continue reading My Short Reaction to the Legacy Admission Issue

What Does “Eliminating Legacy Preferences” in College Admission Really Mean?

Eliminating "legacy preferences" in college admission is harder than it seems.

Elitism in the Name of Access

Correction: I carelessly misstated the size of the Cooke Foundation's endowment in billions of dollars instead of millions. It was not my intent to do so and I apologize for the egregious error. I have corrected the amounts below. Also, the market value of the endowment has changed; I have also made that correction. Thanks … Continue reading Elitism in the Name of Access

Needy Students Need Action, Not Reports, to Increase College Attainment

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has published two superfluous reports on college access. They should promote action instead.

Curioser and Curioser…The Coalition’s Sleight of Hand at IACAC

To convert a skeptic, you need some solid facts. I'm still a skeptic.