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How to make college admissions fairer
If you follow policy chatter, the future of U.S. K-12 education centers on federal policy (ESSA, RTTT, NCLB, ESEA), the Common Core, charter schools and school choice. But it may be an unheralded initiative that profoundly impacts the future of our schools and kids. Ninety diverse and respected collegeswill soon offer a suite of reso...
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A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here's what he found.
Once in a blue moon, our nation focuses a modest amount of attention on our schools, and their purpose. Last year, William Deresiewicz' excellently titled book "Excellent Sheep"; triggered a flurry of discussion,as he argued that education should help students in "building a soul"; after "teaching kids to think."; The Obama administration's re...
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A basic flaw in the argument against affirmative action
By Valerie Strauss A panel of judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a ruling saying that the University of Texas can continue to use race as one factor in undergraduate admissions decisions in an effort to create a diverse student body. The judges were ruling in the high-profile case of a white Texas resident named Abig...
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