B1 中級 美國腔 1929 分類 收藏
開始影片後,點擊或框選字幕可以立即查詢單字
字庫載入中…
回報字幕錯誤
The college admissions process has become so competitive, families are increasingly trying to game the system.
You've probably heard about the Varsity Blues scandal.
Two famous actresses caught up in what prosecutors are calling the largest college admissions scam ever.
They stand accused of paying millions in bribes to get their kids into elite colleges.
Even staging photos for students who never even played the sport.
But that's just one example.
There were also the college counselors who were bullied to the point of quitting, and the wealthy parents who schemed to get their kids financial aid.
So they're giving up guardianship of their kids in declaring them legally independent.
Giving them a better shot at qualifying for need-based financial aid.
Why is there so much hysteria around these few institutions, and what can be done about it?
The Ivy League epitomizes elitism.
Why are we so obsessed with it anyway?
America has a way of idealizing and idolizing these institutions that are kind of hallmarks of success.
Probably a poor barometer, but a barometer nonetheless is looking at movies throughout history where people are going to Harvard or Princeton or Yale.
Hollywood has long portrayed Ivy League schools in a golden light.
Harvard isn't for everyone.
So has the president.
Then they said, well they went to Ivy League college, so did I go to Ivy League college.
Most of Congress and all of these kind of very elite spaces, a lot of graduates of Harvard and Yale and Princeton are there.
No one is certain exactly where the term Ivy League comes from.
Ivy may refer to the Roman numeral for four when four of the original colleges formed a sports league.
Today the league consists of eight schools that boast historical significance, with seven of them founded before the American Revolution.
These schools cultivate selectivity and a reputation of prestige that people want to be a part of.
They have been selected carefully.
Each year it seems that they break a record for the number of applications that they've gotten, but they've maintained the same amount of seats.
As the demand increases the gall with which people will go to some of these underhanded methods to get their children into these colleges has only increased.
Take the curious case of Sidwell Friends—a top school in DC.
School officials repeatedly warned parents to stop all kinds of bad behavior:
verbally assaulting college counselors, recording their conversations, and calling them from blocked numbers, even circulating rumors about students.
Two out of three of the college counselors left their jobs this year.
I think the people who are most likely to do this are people who are overly stressed and believe delusionally that their kids simply have to, not want to, but have to go to this college or that university.
And if they believe that the regular levers of power and of leverage that they have aren't adequate, then they start to doing all sort of things like undermining other children or bribing proctors.
To add to the stress of fierce competition, higher education has become so unaffordable for millions of Americans, even the wealthy feel the pinch.
But low income people are hit the hardest.
Students from the the top quintile attend college at three times the rate of students from the lowest quintile of earning families.
It's just a remarkable statistic, and it becomes even more insult to injury when you add on to the fact that students or parents are either cheating their way into an institution or trying to find ways to pay for an institution that were meant for those students who have already had a hard enough time getting there.
Schools have not gotten ahead of this behavior so far.
A place like Harvard with a 37 billion dollar endowment could stand to enroll a few more students to kind of cut back on some of that selectivity.
As long as highly selective institutions remain as selective as they are, people will try to scam to get into them.
There could also be less focus on getting in and more on actually graduating.
One of the issues with the hysteria around the college admissions process is that it treats the entry into college as success rather than the back end of college as success.
So if we're thinking more about completion and graduation rates than we are about admissions, that's probably the way that we kind of reframed this whole conversation.
Parents could also try to dampen their fascination with these institutions.
Elite colleges aren't the only pathway into elite careers.
That's not to say that a student can't be successful if they go to Texas State University where LBJ went to school.
It's not to say that students can't be successful if they attend University of Houston like Elizabeth Warren did.
Society probably shouldn't be looking at higher education as much as a zero-sum game as a stepping stone.
I don't want them to think that the most important outcome of high school is where you go to college.
I want them to have the approach that the most important outcome of high school and adolescence is really crafting, developing, nurturing the brain that you're gonna have for the rest of your life.
Hey it's Adam.
I'm a staff writer at the Atlantic.
Thank you so much for watching this video, if you liked what you saw subscribe to our YouTube channel and also my Twitter @AdamHSays.
提示:點選文章或是影片下面的字幕單字,可以直接快速翻譯喔!

載入中…

載入中…

進入名校真的這麼重要嗎?為什麼父母作弊也要送孩子進常春藤?(How Crazed Parents Scammed Their Kids Into College)

1929 分類 收藏
Helena 發佈於 2019 年 11 月 26 日    Helena 翻譯    Steve 審核
看更多推薦影片
  1. 1. 單字查詢

    在字幕上選取單字即可即時查詢單字喔!

  2. 2. 單句重複播放

    可重複聽取一句單句,加強聽力!

  3. 3. 使用快速鍵

    使用影片快速鍵,讓學習更有效率!

  4. 4. 關閉語言字幕

    進階版練習可關閉字幕純聽英文哦!

  5. 5. 內嵌播放器

    可以將英文字幕學習播放器內嵌到部落格等地方喔

  6. 6. 展開播放器

    可隱藏右方全文及字典欄位,觀看影片更舒適!

  1. 英文聽力測驗

    挑戰字幕英文聽力測驗!

  1. 點擊展開筆記本讓你看的更舒服

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔