Margaret Spellings highlights where to find the workforce talent America needs in a Bloomberg Opinion piece.
Originally published on Bloomberg Opinion
It’s a powerful myth that our college admissions process has superhuman predictive powers. If you make the cut, you’re the talented 1 percent; miss it, and you’re relegated to the second tier.
I think it’s hogwash, though I’ll admit I’m biased, having spent my undergraduate years as a commuter student at the University of Houston, one of our nation’s many engines of upward mobility.
But to a remarkable degree, the reality that successful people come from a wide range of educational backgrounds hasn’t sunk in. Because of that, we’re stuck with admissions madness, the worst effects of which have been laid bare in recent weeks.
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November 16, 2018
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