The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

by William Deresiewicz American Scholar edited by O Society April 8, 2019 It didn’t dawn on me there might be a few holes in my education until I was about 35. I’d just bought a house, the pipes needed fixing, and the plumber was standing in my kitchen. There he was, a short, beefy guy with a … Continue reading The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

They Had It Coming

The parents indicted in the college-admissions scandal were responding to a changing America, with rage at being robbed of what they believed was rightfully theirs. written by Caitlin Flanagan Atlantic edited by O Society April 7, 2019 Sweet Christ, vindication! How long has it been? Years? No, decades. If hope is the thing with feathers, I … Continue reading They Had It Coming

Money Talks, Big Time

1% Politics and the Scandals of A New Gilded Age By Rajan Menon TomDispatch April 2, 2019 Despair about the state of our politics pervades the political spectrum, from left to right. One source of it, the narrative of fairness offered in basic civics textbooks -- we all have an equal opportunity to succeed if we … Continue reading Money Talks, Big Time

The perfectly legal – but immoral – ways rich kids get into top colleges

When it comes to admissions to elite schools, money can all but guarantee access to those who can afford it Jamiles Lartey Guardian Mar 14, 2019  Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son in law and senior aide, was admitted to Harvard after his father made a $2.5m donation to the school, despite a ‘less than stellar’ high school … Continue reading The perfectly legal – but immoral – ways rich kids get into top colleges

How Jarvanka Got In: Daddy Kushner and Daddy Trump Paid Millions to Ivy League Universities

edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019   https://youtu.be/wD8AwgO0AQI How the Rich Really Play, “Who Wants To Be An Ivy Leaguer?” Daniel Golden investigated how the rich buy their children’s way into elite colleges reflects on the latest scandal—and remembers when affluent readers mistook his expose for a “how-to” guide. My 2006 book, “The Price … Continue reading How Jarvanka Got In: Daddy Kushner and Daddy Trump Paid Millions to Ivy League Universities

The Decline of American Science

by Edward Dougherty   American Affairs Winter 2019 Imagine sitting in front of your television in 1969, watching the Apollo lunar landing, and noting the marvels of modern engineering. The person sitting next to you responds, “Oh yes, but this is a passing fad; soon we will return to premodern engineering. Groping in the dark requires … Continue reading The Decline of American Science

Koch Network Pushes Deceitful Textbook on Cash-Strapped Schools Pushing “Libertarian” Greed Agenda

Why the textbook was written is an interesting tale of dark money advancing libertarian propaganda. by  Dee Maitland  Truthout February 22, 2019 The first clue this textbook lacked academic integrity became apparent when the authors, three philosophy and marketing professors, began their section on trade 40,000 years ago, with the claim that the Neanderthals became extinct because … Continue reading Koch Network Pushes Deceitful Textbook on Cash-Strapped Schools Pushing “Libertarian” Greed Agenda