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Freedman Vs. Mathews, The College Admissions Showdown

Every Wednesday, there's Sam Freedman in the NYT (On Education) vs. Jay Mathews in the Post (Class Struggle), dueling education columnists fighting it out to the death. Take your pick of this week's offerings, both of which focus on their papers' readers' favorite topic: college admissions.

Who Needs the SAT? Washington Post (Jay Mathews)
About three times a week I introduce a hot topic among people struggling with the college admission system [Admissions 101], then stand back and let users tell me what is really going on, throwing in a comment or two when necessary.

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Getting Into College, Strumming His Own Tune
NYT (On Education)
Amid the college admissions anxiety, a reality check can be found at Central Bucks High School West, off the main drag in Doylestown, Pa.
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