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Rich Colleges Are Getting Richer. Why That's a Problem


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Rich Colleges Are Getting Richer. Why That's a Problem

Charles T. Clotfelter

This week high school seniors across the country are opening texts and emails from colleges informing them whether they have been accepted or rejected for admission. Few events in their young lives will be more significant for shaping their life prospects.

These electronic messages are the culmination of a massive matching process, one that uses copious data on students to assign the most accomplished applicants to the nation’s most selective colleges.


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Parents: Don’t allow your children to be programmed.

Teach them Humility and Humanity before releasing them to the horrors of reality.


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There is also an insidious track recognized in the Tao te Ching thousands of years ago referred to simply as the “Failure of Success”.
Tao Te Ching Chapter 13

Translated by Lin Yutang

Favor and disgrace cause one dismay;
What we value and what we fear are within our Self.”

What does this mean:
“Favor and disgrace cause one dismay?”
Those who receive a favor from above
Are dismayed when they receive it,
And dismayed when they lose it.

What does this mean:
“What we value and what we fear are within our Self?”
We have fears because we have a self.
When we do not regard that self as self,
What have we to fear?

Therefore he who values the world as his self
May then be entrusted with the government of the world;
And he who loves the world as his self –
The world may then be entrusted to his care.