Category Archives: underserved students

Elitism in the Name of Access

Correction: I carelessly misstated the size of the Cooke Foundation’s endowment in billions of dollars instead of millions. It was not my intent to do so and I apologize for the egregious error. I have corrected the amounts below. Also, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in college access, college counseling, higher education, underserved students | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

College Awareness Efforts for Underserved Students Can Be More Form Than Substance

Underserved students get more form than substance when being pointed toward college. Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in college access, college counseling, education, underserved students | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Needy Students Need Action, Not Reports, to Increase College Attainment

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has published two superfluous reports on college access. They should promote action instead. Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in admission practices, American culture, college access, college counseling, first generation-college students, underserved students | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Waiting for Godot on the Yellow Brick Road

I attended a webinar the other night sponsored by the International Association for College Admission Counseling. Its topic was the Coalition for Access, Blah, Blah, Blah’s new application and locker system that will supposedly create a Yellow Brick Road straight … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in admission practices, college access, college counseling, The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, underserved students | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Swagville

Crabby hates clutter… [the King gestures to the window]                                                                … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in American culture, college, college access, college counseling, college counselor, college marketing, first generation-college students, first-generation students, high school, higher education marketing, underserved students | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Metaphorical Mistakes in College Access Thinking

Crabby suggests better metaphors for thinking about college access… In last Friday’s New York Times, Peter Dreier and Richard Kahlenberg wrote about “Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic.”  They note that affluent students far outnumber economically disadvantaged students at … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in admission dean, American culture, Amherst College, college admission, college counseling, college to career, education, financial aid, first generation-college students, first-generation students, liberal arts colleges, low income, underserved students | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Crabby wonders about form and substance… The more I think about college access and success for underserved students, the more I find myself reading and thinking about primary and secondary education as well. Too often, I’ve found, even students at … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in ACT, admission practices, adolescents, African American students, American culture, college, college admission, college application essays, college applications, college counseling, college counselor, college marketing, education, first-generation students, high school, Latino students, low income, SAT, teaching, test scores, testing, underserved students | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,