Archives for March 2016

An Excellent Series of Articles in the Atlantic

“Far too many students are learning to do whatever it takes to get ahead—even if that means sacrificing individuality, health, happiness, ethical principles, and behavior.” Source: What Values Really Matter in the College Application Process? – The Atlantic This is part of a series of three articles by Alia Wong.  I recommend them all.  I […]

Time for Some Humor!

The future has arrived, and it’s the thinnest of envelopes. Source: College Admissions Shocker! – The New York Times

Changed The Heading To Add This Wonderful Quote

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”  – Maya Angelou

These 25 schools are responsible for the greatest advances in science

Source: These 25 schools are responsible for the greatest advances in science I think this is a good way to see if a school provides a quality undergraduate education.  I suggest that you compare these schools with the ones I ranked here.

Donald Trump Isn’t Alone in Exploiting the Word ‘University’

Students have been taught to trust places called universities, even though few of them actually are. Source: Donald Trump Isn’t Alone in Exploiting the Word ‘University’ Mr. Carey has nailed it when it comes to how some institutions exploit the public trust, but he missed the most important institutions. Let me explain. I spent three […]

Why Would I Comment on Something I Haven’t Read?

Admissions officers tell their own children that high school is far more than just a pathway to college — it’s a time for maturation, self-discovery, learning and fun. Source: Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids Here’s why. As a former college professor, I know better than to read this – and I strongly […]

Why Else Would He Call It a “University”?

…hundreds of pages of legal documents, as well as interviews with former students and instructors, suggest the surveys themselves were a central component of a business model that, according to lawsuits and investigators, deceived consumers,,, Source: At Trump University, Students Recall Pressure to Give Positive Reviews. Here is my take. I’m a former math professor. […]

“…if the teacher doesn’t know enough mathematics, she will answer the simple question and shut down the other, more difficult one…”

Source: The Math Revolution The quote I posted here is the most important one from the article above.  That is because, it is not hard to teach teachers; it’s hard to stop scoundrels.  Anyway, here is my comment. I’m a retired math professor. Here is the problem with most math in America and it should […]