In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (7:08) : In this week’s “In the news segment”, an article from Ron Lieber of The New York Times. The article is entitled, “High Schools Are Producing Their College Lists. Don’t be misled.” The article talks about how in some high schools, there is so much buzz and emphasis on the list of where kids go to college. Mark and Dave talks about why this is an unreliable way to evaluate a high school. Mark has a confession of how he used these lists for pure marketing reasons when he was doing boarding school admissions. Mark and Dave return to their discussion of those who are “Just folks” vs “those who have built in lobbyists”. (Length 21 minutes)
This week’s question (28:33) This week’s question is from Yvette in California. Yvette’s child had outstanding academic success in high school but she was left really disappointed and even astonished with the bad news she received when admissions decisions were released.
This week’s interview (46:33) This week’s interview is the VP of Enrollment at Babson college, Courtney Minden. We look at ‘The new ways colleges recruit’. In Part 2 of 3, Courtney addresses the following topics:
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (58:33): The website https://www.collegewebld.com/ is a great source to see how well various colleges serve students with learning differences.
College Spotlight (1:07:13) : Lawrence University, (https://www.lawrence.edu/) Appleton, Wisconsin (Length 39 minutes)
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