Claudio Sanchez http://wrti.org en Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions http://wrti.org/post/case-renews-focus-race-college-admissions College and university presidents are wringing their hands over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to revisit the issue of affirmative action next fall. Critics of racial preferences are thrilled because the court could significantly restrict the use of race in admissions, but proponents of affirmative action say this would be a huge setback for institutions struggling to diversify their student body.<p>Their biggest fear? That when the court decides <em>Fisher v. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:11:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 1004 at http://wrti.org Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions In Today's Economy, How Far Can A GED Take You? http://wrti.org/post/todays-economy-how-far-can-ged-take-you Every year, roughly 750,000 high school dropouts try to improve their educational and employment prospects by taking the General Educational Development test, or GED, long considered to be the equivalent of a high school diploma.<p>The latest research, however, shows that people with GEDs are, in fact, no better off than dropouts when it comes to their chances of getting a good job.<p>This is raising lots of questions, especially in school districts with high dropout rates and rising GED enrollments.<p><strong>A Second Chance, But Is It Enough?</strong><p>The GED was created in 1942 for the U. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 552 at http://wrti.org In Today's Economy, How Far Can A GED Take You?