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College Letters

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

As April 1 approaches, many high school students and their families are waiting to receive a decision letter from a college admissions office.  Jacques Steinberg, education writer for The New York Times, blogger for "The Choice," and author of The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College, offers insight into the college admissions process.

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Comments [2]

I have a comment: we need to think about the link between education and income. With more than 3/4 of all college sections being taught by contingent/adjunct instructors with no job security or benefits-and at about 1/3 the wage as that given to a now fast-dwindling cadre of full-time faculty, the university system in the US faces a major crisis that almost no one is talking about. Again, most sections are taught by highly educated and talented people at rates that make it very difficult for them to maintain anything like the much vaunted middle class style of life that is so often and so thoughtlessly linked to "education." Please consider a close look at this on your show. Dr. Alan Trevithick, board member, NewFacultyMajority, and adjunct at Fordham University and Westchster Community College.

Mar. 29 2011 12:06 PM

No comments? That says a lot.

Mar. 29 2011 12:01 PM

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