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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 – Emancipated Learning

Abrome - Emancipated Learning
At the end of 2010, I moved from New York City to Austin, Texas with the vision of helping to grow the alternative education and homeschool movement. One year into it I was going to homeschool conferences, blogging, promoting alternative education on social media, getting teaching experience, giving speeches, and providing consulting to college applicants and parents of homeschoolers. Unfortunately,... 

Abrome Learners are set up for Success in College Admissions

Abrome Learners are set up for Success in College Admissions
One of the biggest misconceptions people have about opting out of school is that one cannot get into college without a diploma from an accredited high school. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, for the great majority of people, getting into college, especially a top college, is much easier for those who opt out of school than those who stay in school. While there are select private schools, very affluent... 

Goal Orientation Theory and Education

Goal Orientation Theory and Education
In “The Little Engine That Couldn’t,” we see the frustration that Russell Esky, a prototypical rookie teacher feels while working within the system to teach children, struggling to deal with motivation problems that spring forth from both the system and from external environments, but seemingly blaming his struggles on only himself and factors external to the system (at least he doesn’t blame... 
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