Friday, January 7, 2011

Education, access, and advantage

When any organization or the government seeks ways to support access to education for people coming from poverty, the public cries "foul"—because we have a crippling commitment to cultural myths of rugged individualism and pulling ourselves up by the boot straps. . .But as those efforts toward equity are stalled and even squelched, the rich get richer. . .See this report on legacy influence for college admission:

At Elite Colleges, Legacy Status May Count More Than Was Previously Thought