My friends Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein have written an op-ed in the Chronicle, “Early admissions policies give children of the rich an edge,” noting that the practice of early admission to universities — something I confess to having had myself a long time ago — is tilted toward applicants from wealthier families. And early admissions are only part of the problem.
This, in the end, is about social and economic progress, and the op-ed makes some suggestions on how to fix things. This doesn’t involve dismantling the college admissions system, but the ideas collectively would be a significant tweak.
Also, Freada’s new book, Giving Notice: Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace and How You Can Help Them Stay is getting lots of attention. Employers of all sizes should take a look.