I just finished the CNN special on college admissions. The reporter concludes that there are significant problems with the "meritocracy" or merit based system used for admissions.
I recommend watching the show, or reading a synopsis. It certainly provides some eye-opening understanding of the problems in how students are being selected. There is a growing educational gap in accessibility. That will hurt the progress of our country, and of society, in the long run, I guarantee it.
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David Parnes, M.Ed.
Founder, Supporting Education LLC