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An Analysis of Turning the Tide; Harvard Education School Report Calls for Reforming Admissions Practices

On Wednesday, a less than impressive report was released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (full disclosure, I am a graduate of the institution) that suggested various tweaks to the college admissions process that would supposedly benefit society and the lives of applicants in various ways. The report was not unimpressive in terms of what their stated goals were; it was unimpressive in terms... 

The Academic Index at Ivy League Schools

Student athletes who hope to be recruited to play a Division I sport in the Ivy League* sooner or later come across the Academic Index (“AI”). The Academic Index was originally developed to ensure that the eight colleges of the Ivy League didn’t excessively lower their academic standards for recruited athletes in order to field competitive athletic teams. Since then, their use... 

College admissions is not a meritocracy; it is a game

College admissions is not a meritocracy; it is a game
College admissions is not a meritocracy, it is a game. Those who know how to play the game began years ago. They have donated consistently and substantially to their alma maters, they have provided their children with ample opportunities to stand out in the admissions game through their experiences, they have provided the support necessary for their children to get top grades and they have paid for... 

Abrome Learners are set up for Success in their Careers

Abrome Learners are set up for Success in their Careers
A societal by-product of compulsory schooling has been the extension of childhood up to and beyond the age of 18; young people have been segregated from society and have been largely stripped of responsibility. Before the age of 18, young people have limited freedoms in buying and owning certain goods or assets, consenting to certain personal or medical activities, and entering into certain contracts.... 
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