Reimagining College Admissions:

Perspectives


As educators and parents prepare high school students to navigate the college transition, four thought leaders, in a collection of Commentaries, unpack the hot-button issues that surround the pathway to higher education.


The essays take a close look at the student-debt crisis, the hidden influence of the NCAA on high schools, the "cult of perfection" weighing on college applicants, and new efforts to refocus admissions priorities entirely.



Commentary

College Admission 2.0: Service Over Self

In a new report from Harvard University, Ivy League admissions deans and others rethink what matters in prospective students, writes Richard Weissbourd, a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. (Jan. 19, 2016)





Commentary

What Is Driving the Student-Debt Crisis?

To slow skyrocketing higher education debt, colleges and universities must have "skin" in the student-loan game, writes Donald M. Feuerstein, a former adviser to the U.S. Department of Education. (Jan. 19, 2016)






Commentary

The NCAA's Hidden Influence on High Schools

The NCAA's onerous eligibility requirements for student-athletes has a stranglehold on precollegiate schooling, writes James Lytle, an adjunct practice professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate school of education. (Jan. 19, 2016)





Commentary

Your College Essay Isn't a Selfie

When it comes to college applications, students should reject the "cult of perfection" and embrace their frailties, writes former high school English teacher Florina Rodov. (Jan. 19, 2016)

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