College & Workforce Readiness Opinion

Reimagining College Admissions


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.

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College & Workforce Readiness 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.
James Lytle, January 19, 2016
4 min read
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College & Workforce Readiness 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.
Donald M. Feuerstein, January 19, 2016
6 min read
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Student Well-Being Commentary College Admission 2.0: Service Over Self
In a new report, Ivy League admissions deans and others rethink what matters in prospective students, writes Richard Weissbourd.
Richard Weissbourd, January 19, 2016
6 min read
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College & Workforce Readiness 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 Florina Rodov.
Florina Rodov, January 19, 2016
5 min read