Okay, you probably already know this, but the college application process isn’t all fun and games all the time, so in this edition of the ever-informative CEA Link Round Up, we’d like to shed some light on some of the heftier conversations people are having about higher education admissions.
The competition for college admissions has reached a fever pitch, and it’s only getting crazier. Whether acceptance rates drop deeper into the single-digits or colleges add video sections to their online applications, the application process has become a high-stakes obstacle course. Recently, though, the national conversation has shifted its focus away from 21st century admissions challenges and onto the long-lasting inequalities that make it easier for some students to reach the finish line, so we have selected three thought-provoking articles that address the issue of inequality from a variety of angles.
Yes, it’s important for us to examine the dynamics and causes of inequality in our lives (and maybe in our college essays), but it’s also important to find humor and inspiration in the world around us. Thank goodness it’s commencement season and that Robert Deniro and Maya Rudolph (and Beyonce) exist.