Next week, the NFL Draft will come to Chicago again. For most of us, it will mean a headache of closed streets, crowded restaurants, bad traffic, and a lot of fuss about a system of connecting players and teams that seems archaic or even anti-American to many. For some people who live and die with sports, […]
This has been an interesting couple of weeks for college admissions, following an interesting year. The Harvard Graduate School of Education has issued a report entitled Turning the Tide, that advocates for a major overhaul in the way college admissions is done. I spoke to the author of the document last year as he was pulling support together, […]
You might be surprised to learn that Harvard doesn’t care what I think. No one at Cal Tech consults me before making decisions. And no one at the University of Chicago–our neighbor on the south side of Chicago–has ever called and asked me to lunch. This is my influence on higher education in the US. But […]
No blog post this time; I was asked by Nick Anderson at the Washington Post to pull together my thoughts about the recent announcement by The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. They are published on the site; just click here to read them.
A few days ago–probably not coincidentally just before the annual NACAC conference–we got a first look at the long-rumored Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. Presumably, this group of about 80 high-profile private and large public institutions was founded to improve access, affordability, and success for populations traditionally underserved by our current admissions process. Or, […]
One of the very first posts I put on my other blog–the one focused on higher education data–was about the Claremont McKenna test score reporting scandal. You can take a look at it here if you’d like a summary of the data. At the time, I thought the difference between the actual scores (which many […]
About July 28th, I was asked to participate on an August 4th panel at The American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in DC, to react to two papers presented at their invitation-only conference, Matching all students to post secondary opportunities: How college choice is influenced by institutional, state, and federal policy. With just a week […]