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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Accessing “Access”

There’s “access” and then there’s “access” in the college admission world. See the differences here. Continue reading

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Show Them the Money!!!!

Crabby wonders what they’re talking about in Washington today…. Today (Dec. 4, 2014) a group of college, university, and organization leaders is meeting in Washington DC to discuss how to improve access to higher education for non-privileged students. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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It’s Not About College, It’s About “College”

Crabby wonders if we sometimes miss the mark… Many schools and college access programs consistently confuse the ideals of “college” with the physical realities of college. They make going to school a way to prepare for arriving at a physical … Continue reading

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Swagville

Crabby hates clutter… [the King gestures to the window]                                                                … Continue reading

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