Who Gets in and Why and The College Conversation Review: The Price of Admission


Naomi Schaefer Riley

It became an fun headline—“A Grim Future Beckons: The Pandemic Will Relate Capitalism to the Heart of Academe.” The article, in the Narrative of Bigger Training final month, reported that colleges shall be forced to have in suggestions market pressures, given their high tuitions and the curtailed instruction attributable to Covid-19. The truth, although, is that capitalism came to the “coronary heart of academe” a truly very prolonged time ago, and nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of admissions, where competition and a pricing mechanism (although one distorted by the authorities) own prolonged been in effect. As Jeffrey Selingo expertly documents in “Who…

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