Former Admissions Officer Discusses the College Dropout Crisis
As a former admissions officer at Columbia University, filmmaker Jaye Fenderson knows a thing or two about college.
From her experiences with Columbia comes the film Unlikely, which highlights the college dropout crisis that she describes in her latest article, here. Fenderson attests that the latest college admissions scandal in which it was revealed that parents had been paying to get their kids into certain schools only exposed what the dark reality of admissions has always been – the game is inherently connected to wealth, status, and donations.
Read the full article here to learn more about Fenderson’s proposed solutions that include rethinking the way we talk about the value of a university, the role of a good college counselor, and other ways to help ensure that the college completion rate grows from its current 50%. Then go see Unlikely opening in theaters October 18th!