"En este sentido, el reporte recomienda tomar en consideración las responsabilidades familiares y comunitarias de todos los estudiantes, de modo que aquellos provenientes de familias de menos ingresos o de clase trabajadora, y con menos tiempo de involucrarse en numerosas actividades extracurriculares, también tengan las mismas oportunidades que sus pares de competir por un puesto en la universidad o college de su elección." Univision identifies how the recommendations in "Turning the Tide," including taking into account family and community responsibilities, can benefit lower-income college applicants.
"The proposal...has been endorsed by about 80 educators, including top admissions officials at major U.S. universities ranging from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University to the University of North Carolina and Purdue University." Reuters covers the broad support among institutions and educators for "Turning the Tide," MCC's new report on the college admissions process.
"Parents, educators and college administrators have long wrestled with the unintended negative side effects of the admissions process." Check out the Washington Post's highlights of the college admissions report and tips for how parents can help "Turn the Tide."
"The idea, he says, is for kids to do something meaningful, rather than racing off to the far corners of the earth to do something fleetingly impressive. Service to one’s family, such as having a job, or caring for a younger sibling, should carry the same, if not more weight, than raising money from dad’s law partners." Quartz talks to Rick Weissbourd about the new effort to reduce the competitive nature of college admissions
"The college admissions system should encourage applicants to emphasize their concern for others, dedication to family, and devotion to their interests, according to a new Harvard report that recommends a shift away from traditional measures like test scores and advanced classes." Read more from The Boston Globe on 'Turning the Tide'.
There is much more we can and should do to shift the focus of college admissions beyond narrow focus of achievement. Learn more about MCC's recommendations for promoting greater ethical engagement and reducing achievement pressure in our new admissions report in this Wall Street Journal piece.
"The message is simple: Instead of an admissions process that creates an arms race among students and parents, the process should promote a healthier set of values." Read more of US News and World Report's highlights from MCC's college admissions report.
Good Morning America highlights key recommendations from 'Turning the Tide', MCC's new college admissions report, endorsed by more than 50 colleges and universities to reshape the college admissions process.