Class Struggle: Andy Pettis

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 05/23/2010

Why transparency in college admissions is bad

Impose transparency on the holistic system used by selective colleges--a subjective judgment based on several factors--and the result is no less maddening. The admissions office would have to issue statements like "the candidate's extracurricular involvements were not as intense and her teacher recommendations not as impressive as those of candidates we accepted."

By Jay Mathews  |  10:00 PM ET, 05/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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