Rich folks aren’t preparing their kids for construction jobs

The News Journal editorial board recently called for making Delaware a place where every student “has a fair shot at higher education.” Delaware’s elites responded with a call for more vocational education and many more construction workers. But in their demand for a focus on trades, are they really creating a system with different postsecondary … Continue reading Rich folks aren’t preparing their kids for construction jobs

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How a low-income Delaware student found the “cheat code” to top college admissions

What does a kid do when her elite college dreams are being suffocated by a school system best suited to stifle mobility? How does she erase the seemingly indelible signs of inequitable schooling and resources from her record and etch her name on the registries of colleges meant for the affluent? She cheats. But she … Continue reading How a low-income Delaware student found the “cheat code” to top college admissions

Tips for the First Weeks of College

By Atnre Alleyne and Tatiana Poladko It's back to school time and we're especially excited about all the students who are embarking on their first semester of college (especially our TeenSHARPies!). While students' hard work and rigorous preparation in high school will help them excel in these new environments, we also understand how important strong advising … Continue reading Tips for the First Weeks of College

How to Choose Between Multiple Great College Offers

College “signing day” is around the corner and many of our TeenSHARP students have a big problem: they are struggling to choose between multiple great college offers. Now, most people would gladly have such a “problem.” When I was applying to college I had a strong academic record but was severely uninformed about my options. … Continue reading How to Choose Between Multiple Great College Offers

Seeking Truth in a Dishonest Education System

It seems the more emphasis that is placed on ensuring the American education system serves all types of students, the more every day folks have become psychometricians. The folks who felt comfortable picking schools or negotiating their way out of certain teachers’ classrooms, based on water cooler conversations, now appear to have acquired PhDs in … Continue reading Seeking Truth in a Dishonest Education System