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Parents Paid to Open College Doors. Now They’re Spending to Limit Prison Time.

Parents Paid to Open College Doors. Now They’re Spending to Limit Prison Time.

Some parents who have pleaded guilty in the admissions fraud case are turning to consultants and doctors in an effort to secure lenient sentences.
Parents Paid to Open College Doors. Now They’re Spending to Limit Prison Time.

Parents Paid to Open College Doors. Now They’re Spending to Limit Prison Time.

Some parents who have pleaded guilty in the admissions fraud case are turning to consultants and doctors in an effort to secure lenient sentences.
Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle. But the War’s Not Over.

Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle. But the War’s Not Over.

More than 40 years after the Supreme Court first weighed in on race-conscious admissions, the fight remains as fractious as ever.
Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle. But the War’s Not Over.

Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle. But the War’s Not Over.

More than 40 years after the Supreme Court first weighed in on race-conscious admissions, the fight remains as fractious as ever.
That Affirmative Action Ruling Was Good. Its Rationale, Terrible.

That Affirmative Action Ruling Was Good. Its Rationale, Terrible.

In this legalistic world, sometimes how you win is as important as winning itself.
5 Takeaways From the Harvard Ruling

5 Takeaways From the Harvard Ruling

The process could be better, the judge said, but that was no reason to “dismantle a very fine admissions program.”
5 Takeaways From the Harvard Admissions Ruling

5 Takeaways From the Harvard Admissions Ruling

The process could be better, the judge said, but that was no reason to “dismantle a very fine admissions program.”
Harvard Does Not Discriminate Against Asian-Americans in Admissions, Judge Rules

Harvard Does Not Discriminate Against Asian-Americans in Admissions, Judge Rules

The lawsuit presented one of the biggest challenges to affirmative action in years, and is almost certain to reach the Supreme Court.
Harvard Does Not Discriminate Against Asian-Americans in Admissions, Judge Rules

Harvard Does Not Discriminate Against Asian-Americans in Admissions, Judge Rules

The lawsuit presented one of the biggest challenges to affirmative action in years, and is almost certain to reach the Supreme Court.
College Admissions Scandal: Parent Gets 4 Months in Brazen Scheme

College Admissions Scandal: Parent Gets 4 Months in Brazen Scheme

Devin Sloane, who is accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into college, was the second parent sentenced in the sweeping case, after the actress Felicity Huffman.
College Admissions Scandal: Parent Gets 4 Months in Brazen Scheme

College Admissions Scandal: Parent Gets 4 Months in Brazen Scheme

Devin Sloane, who is accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into college, was the second parent sentenced in the sweeping case, after the actress Felicity Huffman.
The College Admissions Trilemma

The College Admissions Trilemma

Why it’s so hard for universities to balance class, race and their budgets.
De Blasio’s Back: Here Are 6 Major Problems He’s Facing

De Blasio’s Back: Here Are 6 Major Problems He’s Facing

He has more than two more years left as mayor to build on the progressive track record he promoted in his aborted presidential run.
Saving Money, and Your Sanity, on College Visits (Hint: Resist the Swag)

Saving Money, and Your Sanity, on College Visits (Hint: Resist the Swag)

Most counselors suggest starting near home and visiting a mix of college types, like an urban college, a large public university and a small, liberal arts campus.
Saving Money, and Your Sanity, on College Visits (Hint: Resist the Swag)

Saving Money, and Your Sanity, on College Visits (Hint: Resist the Swag)

Most counselors suggest starting near home and visiting a mix of college types, like an urban college, a large public university and a small, liberal arts campus.
Charges Against Another Parent Revealed in the College Admissions Scandal

Charges Against Another Parent Revealed in the College Admissions Scandal

Prosecutors said a Chinese woman living in Canada had paid $400,000 to bribe her son’s way into U.C.L.A., raising the total number of parents accused in the case to 35.
Charges Against Another Parent Revealed in the College Admissions Scandal

Charges Against Another Parent Revealed in the College Admissions Scandal

Prosecutors said a Chinese woman living in Canada had paid $400,000 to bribe her son’s way into U.C.L.A., raising the total number of parents accused in the case to 35.
How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

Kelvin Hopkins Jr. didn’t have the test scores to join Army’s football team right out of high school. Now, after a year in the academy’s prep school, he’s the clear star for the Black Knights.
How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

Kelvin Hopkins Jr. didn’t have the test scores to join Army’s football team right out of high school. Now, after a year in the academy’s prep school, he’s the clear star for the Black Knights.

End Legacy College Admissions

A country struggling with deeply rooted inequality need not continue an affirmative action program for successful families.