I've always said that I should make a tumblr for my students to access links/photos/ideas/articles that I discover online and that are relevant to their class. I teach grammar, literature, and 1st year writing classes.
The title of this tumblr is a quote from Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for Godot.
American classism at its best! This is an article about how Universities are more likely to admit students based on their PARENTS’ ABILITY TO PAY THEIR TUITION than their grades/activities. This makes me too mad for words. This is one of the things about higher education that I hope to some day influence/change. It’s complete nonsense and unbelievably classist.
You learn in college (and in high school, if you’re lucky,) that it’s the people with the power who write the rules/write history. You learn that these are the people with the money. If the people with the money are admitting people into the best colleges based on privilege rather than on intelligence, they are doing young students a serious, serious disservice. A university’s job should be to serve its students, not to have its students’ parents’ money serve it.