Supreme Court Poised to Upend Everything

The term that kicks off today could undermine our entire system of government.

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Life Ain’t Fair, College Edition

The SAT is a poor measure of college aptitude but it’s better than most others.

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Doctoring Ain’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

The rat race of becoming a physician and maintaining one’s license is more intense than popularly understood.

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The College Admissions Rat Race

An interesting argument, albeit about a tiny and vastly over-discussed segment.

The State of America’s Political Parties

One party is divided on how to govern and the other is united in not governing.

Parents Giving Up Custody of Kids to Scam Financial Aid

Dozens of well-off students from the Chicago area are getting college subsidies.

What’s an Elite College?

How finite is prestige?

FBI Arrived with Guns Drawn at Felicity Huffman’s House

An over-the-top police response to a non-violent offense.

50 Charged in College Bribery Scandal

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are the most famous of dozens of rich folks trying to get their kids into elite schools.

Michelle Obama Hasn’t Forgiven Trump For Spreading Racist Birther Lies

Michelle Obama can’t forgive Donald Trump for his role in spreading the racist birther conspiracy. I can’t say I blame her.

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Based College Admissions Program

In a somewhat surprising opinion from Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s race-based admissions program.

Divided Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Affirmative Action In University Admissions

A divided Supreme Court heard argument today in a case involving affirmative action in college admissions that is before the Court for the second time in two years.

Obama Administration Appeals Fifth Circuit Immigration Ruling To Supreme Court

The Obama Administration is asking the Supreme Court to review a ruling that kept a hold on last year’s immigration execution action in place.

The Rug Rat Race

Paradoxically, the children of affluent parents are less happy than those of the poor.

Harder to Get Job at Walmart Than Admitted to Ivy League School?

.Wonkblog’s “Wal-Mart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard” is rightly drawing some eye-rolling.

Supreme Court Punts On Affirmative Action, But Its Future Seems Short-Lived

The Supreme Court’s decision on Affirmative Action in education didn’t go as far as many thought it would, but it’s future in the near-term seems fairly clear.

Another Big Month Ahead For The Supreme Court

It’s going to be another eventful month for the Supreme Court.

College and Path Determination in American Economic Life

The best single means of becoming such an economic winner is to gain admission to a top university

Affirmative Action On The Ropes At The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court seems likely to severely limit the use of race-based preferences at public universities

Supreme Court Faces Another Potentially Groundbreaking Term

The Court’s 2012-2013 term begins tomorrow morning, and there are plenty of big cases on the docket.

Ninth Circuit Declines En Banc Review Of Proposition 8 Decision

The case against Proposition 8 is headed to the Supreme Court.

America’s College Gap

62 percent of 21-year-olds aren’t in college.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Michigan Law Barring Use Of Race In College Admissions

A Federal Appeals Court struck down an Amendment to the Michigan Constitution today as unconstitutional.

Is The Game Fixed?

A third of the Forbes 50 were born billionaires. Does that mean the game is fixed?

Extracurriculars

COLLEGE RANKING WARS