April 4, 2019

Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal

Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal By Anemona Hartocollis and Kate Taylor via New York Times, March 29, 2019 (see the original article here) It is harder than ever to get into a top-tier college. That was the message this week as several of the nation’s most selective universities trumpeted the news that they had record numbers of applicants — and record low admission rates. But the news was also troubling for many parents and students in the wake of a vast cheating scandal, in which federal investigators charged dozens of parents this month […]
April 8, 2018

How To Level the College Playing Field

By Harold O. Levy with Peg Tyre Mr. Levy is a former chancellor of the New York City public schools. He wrote this article with the education journalist Peg Tyre. April 7, 2018 This time of year, there’s a lot of optimism in the air about college. As acceptance notices come in, it seems like the smartest, hardest-working young people with the greatest potential are being matched to institutions of higher learning that will prepare them for success and promote a free and open society. We might conclude that colleges are greasing the gears of social mobility, which have slowed as […]