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March 16, 2011

More on the Abandoned Civil Rights Investigation

Inside Higher Education writes about the decision by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to abandon its probe into college admissions discrimination against women. That's unfortunate, for a couple of reasons. First, the practice obviously discriminates against women who are penalized for their aca...

March 15, 2011

News Flash: 'Seminal Moment' in Boy Troubles Debate Evaporates

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has abandoned its effort to research gender discrimination in college admissions that favors boys. In a 4-3 vote on March 11, the commission gave up on its probe, with the majority of the commissioners saying the data they received from the colleges and universiti...

December 03, 2010

For the Sake of the Boys: Keep the SAT

When it comes to schooling, the SAT (not counting football) is about the only standout for boys. It's an aptitude-heavy test, which means actual school learning counts less. As Mona Charen pleads (on behalf of her own sons and other boys): please, for the sake of the boys, keep the SAT. She has a p...

August 02, 2010

No-Name Report on Admissions Discrimination

According to the Chronicle, the forthcoming report on whether colleges are discriminating against women by favoring male applicants may not identify particular colleges. From the article: The commission aims to discover if colleges are violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by favo...

June 16, 2010

Thoughtful Piece on Admissions Preferences

Charlotte Allen in the Washington Times writing about the investigation into college admissions preferences. I wish I shared her assumption that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is out to discover the actual facts. I still don't understand why the commission didn't select the College of William &...

April 07, 2010

Failing Journalism 101

Here's a reporter from the Elon University student newspaper 'examining' the boy troubles and finding them exaggerated. Not once, however, does the reporter look at her own university. Several years ago Elon university officials took at look at their expanding gender gap on campus and miraculously...

February 17, 2010

Test Scores Versus Grades

Veteran Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews leads an interesting online discussion about what should be the primary factor for college admission, grades vs. the SAT or ACT. On the surface, colleges are pretty clear about that question. Good grades earned from taking challenging courses ...

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