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What Colleges Could Do About College Admission, Part 1

There’s plenty not to like about the way college admission has developed over the years. More due dates, more essays, more ways to cheat, more silly rankings, and more complexity in general make everyone’s lives crazily complex at a time … Continue reading

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Student Engagement, Not Alumni Giving, Is a Quality Indicator

All colleges should participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Many prominent campuses don’t. Continue reading

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Metaphorical Mistakes in College Access Thinking

Crabby suggests better metaphors for thinking about college access… In last Friday’s New York Times, Peter Dreier and Richard Kahlenberg wrote about “Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic.”  They note that affluent students far outnumber economically disadvantaged students at … Continue reading

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What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Crabby wonders about form and substance… The more I think about college access and success for underserved students, the more I find myself reading and thinking about primary and secondary education as well. Too often, I’ve found, even students at … Continue reading

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Stop Running After Kids

Crabby refuses to exercise… Many years ago when Crabby counseled overprivileged students at an academically constipated private school, a Frantic Mommy arrived at his office and said, “You’ll have to run after Clark to get his college applications done. He … Continue reading

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