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View Diary: “Yale College seeks smart students from poor families. They’re out there—but hard to find.” (122 comments)

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  •  I'll have to read the article (2+ / 0-)
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    marykk, greenbell

    The cover doesn't make sense to me.  The population of the United States officially hit 200 million in 1967.  What is it now, 310 million?  Does anyone really know?  I suspect that it can't be that hard to find high school seniors who are smart -- who have sharp and and inquiring minds, and the capacity and desire to use them -- and who are poor.  

    •  The cover is kind of misleading (2+ / 0-)
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      elfling, lina

      It's a good article by David Zax.  He raises questions about money, class and admissions that are probably uncomfortable for Yale.  It's interesting that 69% of the Class of 2017 come from families that earn more than $120,000 a year.  The article doesn't say that there is a shortage of smart people among poor high school seniors.  There evidently is a shortage of applications from such students to Yale, because Yale doesn't do a good job recruiting the best students from poor rural areas.  


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