YCBK 157: The College Degree is Dividing America

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (14:40) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Inside Higher Ed “The College Degree is Diving America: What Does that Mean for Higher Education?”, by Eric Kelderman. Higher education is known for its criticism among conservatives and if Trump were to have won re-lection institutions would have very likely taken a blow to critical funding and sound policy initiatives. “The president has spent his first term trashing advanced knowledge, from denying climate science to dismissing Dr. Fauci and other learned epidemiologists as idiots”, wrote the president of Trinity Washington University. (Length 16 minutes)

https://www.chronicle.com/article/the-great-divide

Chapter 157 of 171 Answers (30:40) : and we’re talking through what tax deductions and tax credits parents of college students could potentially receive.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 16 minutes)

This week’s question (46:52) is from Jillion in CA. She wants to know how to tell if what a kid is doing from an extracurricular perspective is “enough” for a selective school.

Question
(Length 21 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:07:48) Mark concludes his interview with Amin Gonzalez-VP and Dean of Admission at Wesleyan University in the final part of - How to effectively utilize the Additional Information section of the Common Application.

Amin Gonzalez
(Length 15 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:16:33)

College Spotlight (1:22:47) : University of New Hampshire (Length 26 minutes)

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