This did not get the attention or traction it should have. The higher ed media coverage gap seems significant, especially considering the report’s source. Surely this gap speaks to the vested interests of college prep, testing and admissions industry that advertise in higher ed media.
Executive Summary: 20160120_mcc_ttt_execsummary_interactive.pdf
Sometimes changing one thing in a culture changes everything. That is what more than 50 college and university deans of admission, college presidents, and university chancellors, in addition to representatives from public and independent schools, are hoping for. Their one thing to change is the process of applying to college.
Educators on both the high school and college side of the college admissions process have been looking with dismay at what adolescence has become for many students due to the pressure to succeed in high school in order to gain college acceptance. They are concerned that those pressures have been harmful to the students’ well being and have influenced them to be overly self-absorbed. That group, with representatives from the most prestigious colleges and universities, recently released a report through the Harvard School of Education, entitled Turning the Tide, which details proposed changes in the college application process. All…
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