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.

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.

Asking Questions That Need to be Asked

In previous posts I have severely criticized the "Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success" and the report "Turning the Tide," both of which reveal a lack of respect for high school counselors and students as well as a misunderstanding of how students, families, and counselors from all backgrounds approach the college process. In fact, they indicate … Continue reading Asking Questions That Need to be Asked