Critics and defenders of affirmative action analyze coming battle at Supreme Court. Key questions: How broad will ruling be? How will Justice Kennedy vote? How will heightened attention affect race relations on campus?
Conventional wisdom says Asian-American applicants face higher hurdle than others at elite colleges. Federal probe raises question of whether differential standards can be proven and -- if so -- would violate the law.
High school counselors have significant time demands that keep them from spending as much time as many would like on college advising, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Most counselors in the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 reported that their departments spent less than 20 percent of their time on college readiness, selection and applications. In addition, the study found that fewer than two-fifths of counselors indicated that their school had a counselor whose main responsibility was college applications or college selection.