Eliminating "legacy preferences" in college admission is harder than it seems.
See my post at Forbes.com: https://goo.gl/yjmZmj.
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Most of the changes being advocated regarding college admission focus on students, families, schools, and organizations changing their ways. "Relax!" say colleges. "Do your best and don't worry about the results." Students are enjoined to be "nicer" and more sincere in their approach to other, their activities, and their communities. Impossible and contradictory advice gets … Continue reading What Colleges Could Do About College Admission, Part 3
In Part 1 and in other posts on this site, I've defined what I think a "better" college admission process is and emphasized that colleges and universities have the responsibility of reforming it. Only these institutions are capable of making it more humane and responsive to social and educational realities current students face. Only these institutions … Continue reading What Colleges Could Do About College Admission, Part 2