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Creating a Class: College Admissions and the

Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites by Mitchell L Stevens

Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites

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Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites Mitchell L Stevens ebook
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
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It forgot that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. Apr 19, 2011 - Here are some questions admission officers are asking themselves as they read your application for the first time. Mar 15, 2010 - Unfortunately for him, the parent mailed a check to the office and someone else opened the envelope first.”— Elite Midwestern college enrollment director. Humility Helps “Make yourself likeable. Jun 6, 2011 - The practice of favoring alumni children seems to be particularly strong in elite colleges, though statistics are hard to come by because most colleges will not reveal the admission rate of alumni children relative to the admission rate for receives a better education; he may not, because the fact that he would not have been admitted without a preference suggests that he may not be a motivated or talented student; and you cannot make silk purses out of sow's ears. That being said, private higher education is shifting from education to trading in yet another kind of valuable paper, monetizing the existing reputation and relying more on marketing to create/maintain reputation. Elite universities compete with each other in a constant neck and neck race for educational prestige, of which the omnipresent and in my view malignant US News and World Report ratings hang over all. Have you taken any courses outside the normal path like taking AP Calculus in 9th grade or college classes in 12th? She also contributes to Time magazine, where she has covered business, health and education since 2005. Dec 2, 2012 - It offers data suggesting that over the last few decades the most elite US colleges have had systematically biased admissions, against asians and for jews, when measured against other standards, like tests and top math/sci competitions. It's then much easier to evaluate whether a student has taken advantage of the resources available to him, if he has created new opportunities for himself and others within that context, and what lasting impact he has had on his school community. How is the new elite created and maintained? Jun 18, 2008 - He charges that elite colleges:1) "Teach students to believe that people who didn't go to an Ivy League or equivalent school weren't worth talking to, regardless of their class."2) Inculcate a false The system forgot to teach them, along the way to the prestige admissions and the lucrative jobs, that the most important achievements can't be measured by a letter or a number or a name. Feb 26, 2014 - I grew up in the country, lower middle-class but not precisely poor, playing on my Grandma's farm and spending way too much time and gas money driving around our enormous rural school district to pick up friends. Feb 4, 2011 - The Chronicle of Higher Education. Apr 13, 2014 - It is apparent that college education costs and health insurance are the two arenas that have defied gravity over the past six years through this recovery. Most obviously, they are showered These counselors have the time to nurture special relationships with selective college admissions officers. We're not that far into our application reading, and I'm so tired Apparently one of these kids had literally never bothered to show up for class and it irked my boss. Apr 9, 2013 - People like me, who were painfully unathletic and had hashed some early high school classes still had a shot at an Ivy League School Rather, she wants college admissions officers to stop rewarding kids who have over-stuffed, over-burnished resumes.

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