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Program Information
Sea Change Radio
Weekly Program
Jacob Vigdor
 Sea Change Radio  Contact Contributor
Jan. 31, 2024, midnight
Whether it be standardized testing, grades, extracurricular activities or personal essays, the question of how to level the playing field in education is quite a challenge. This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a deep dive into higher education admissions and inequities in this country with Jacob Vigdor, a Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. We discuss the flawed measures we use to evaluate teenage pupils and ask what the goals should actually be for college admissions officers? Are we looking for students to get good grades and make a lot of money, or become leaders in their communities and help spark thoughtful debate among their peers? We examine the shortcomings of standardized testing and grades, explore admissions systems at most “elite" schools, and try to come up with some solutions to the problem.
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Year: 1974

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Artist: Sam Cooke
Album: N/A
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Artist: Jamiroquai
Album: Synkronized
Label: Sony
Year: 1999

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