The news of a national scandal surrounding admissions procedures at top research universities in the U.S. is both disappointing and unsurprising. Families with incomes that would be the envy of most Americans are able to make donations — or offer...
Richard V. ReevesLegacy admissions helps the people who least need and least deserve any additional advantages
As a national college admissions scandal continues to generate public outrage, there are still plenty of wealthy parents who get their kids into school the old-fashioned way — by spending lots of money legally.
Richard V. ReevesPrevailing admissions practices like campus visits and applying early decision favor those with time and money and knowledge to make those campus visits.
The alleged cheating scandal involving wealthy parents has put the system in the spotlight.
Richard V. ReevesThe admissions system into American elite colleges is profoundly broken. It is unfair, confusing, and disproportionately helps those who have the connections or the money to effectively buy or wrangle a place for their children.
Marcus Casey and Sarah Nzau argue that the long-run implication of technological advances for the labor market is unknown. Technology displaces jobs, but may also create jobs in unpredictable ways.
Richard V. Reeves"Given the implications of different types of technology for the future of work, it is important for public policy to encourage the development of technologies that are most likely to lead to more jobs and higher wages."
Pour le chercheur britannique Richard V. Reeves, qui travaille sur la mobilité sociale et intergénérationnelle aux Etats-Unis, le mythe de la méritocratie américaine est anéanti par le scandale des pots de vin versés par des VIP pour faire entrer...
Richard V. Reeves"In elite circles, the idea that coveted college places can be bought...has been normalised. And once it is known that something is for sale, perhaps it is inevitable that some will come to believe that it can then be stolen, too." Me for @FT