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Resource ID: #18061
Subject: Colleges
Source: Atlantic Monthly
Date: September


The Atlantic Monthly examines how the early-decision programs offered by most universities "have added an insane intensity to middle-class obsessions about college." The reporter reveals that these programs "distort the admissions process, rewarding the richest students from the most exclusive high schools and penalizing nearly everyone else." One of the findings is that "the incentives fro many colleges and students are as irresistible as they are perverse."

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