“The problem with [college applications] is usually they’re not explicit enough, so if you say ‘report on any responsibilities or activities you had outside of school,’ the kids who are taking care of a sick relative don’t know to report those things or are too humble to report them,” Weissbourd said. “Our goal is to encourage them to report those things and provide examples of what to report.” Read more on our college admissions work in The Atlantic's profile of MCC faculty director, Rick Weissbourd.
If we don’t teach our children about love, the outside world will do it for us. “We spend an enormous amount of time preparing people for work, but do nothing to prepare them for love,” he says. Read more on Rick Wiessbourd's expertise on helping teens build healthy relationships in the Washington Post.
“You are trying to help your kids understand another human being.” Check out Real Simple's piece where faculty director Rick Weissbourd talks about using the news and current events to help instill more empathy in you kids.
How do you teach your kids to be empathetic? While you don’t need to set aside time for “empathy training,” it’s important to model it in your daily life, MCC's research director Luba Falk Feigenberg, tells New Jersey Family magazine. “It’s not actually something we do on top of everything else. It’s something we do as part of everything else.”
"He's moody. He doesn't sleep. You see fatigue. You shouldn't see that in a teenager." Watch Nightline's segment on how the college admissions process is affecting students and how recommendations in Making Caring Common's new report seek to redefine achievement.
"'Should someone with more money and a better tutor than me be able to attend the college of their choice while I’m at a disadvantage? College admissions should be based on your ability to better the world — not to outperform someone on a test, and I hope that colleges will take this report to heart and level the playing field for us all.'” A current high school student weighs in on the current college application process as part of USA Today's coverage of the new report from Making Caring Common.