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The great remove
Sarah Jones/Columbia Journalism Review, Spring/Summer 2018.
class  poverty 
2 days ago by markcoddington
ACLU: End Money Bail on Vimeo
Description of how money bail leads to a classist justice system.
class  prison-reform  mass-incarceration 
3 days ago by thusain
Legacy Admit Rate at 30 Percent | News | The Harvard Crimson
Fitzsimmons also said that Harvard’s undergraduate population is comprised of approximately 12 to 13 percent legacies, a group he defined as children of Harvard College alumni and Radcliffe College alumnae.
Education  college  fairness  class  Money 
3 days ago by famous
Legacy Demystified: How People You Know Affect Admissions
As a general trend, undergraduate legacy is given precedence over graduate legacy. Being related to the faculty of a university is typically not as strong a connection as having relations who are alumni, but it is usually stronger than being related to university staff. And having an alum relation who has been actively maintaining their connection to the college (through donations and attending events) is much more powerful than having an inactive alum relation.
Education  college  fairness  class  Money 
3 days ago by famous
What Is a College Legacy? What If You're Not a Legacy?
Note, though, that undergraduate admissions offices will be most interested if your parents went there for their undergraduate degrees. If your parents instead got professional degrees and not their undergraduate degrees from the school, it's less likely you'd be counted as a legacy during the undergraduate admissions process.
Education  college  fairness  class  Money 
3 days ago by famous
Corporate Agenda: Murder Netrunner - There Will Be Games
G.K. Chesterton, writing about fairy tales, posits that "they make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water."
boardgames  theory  class 
9 days ago by craniac

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