Saturday, June 6, 2015

Unwritten: The Outsider

Unwritten: The Outsider

Beaten down with a pillow case,
Having no time to please my case

I have fallen much too far, always watching my dwindling star. 

Trying to create a reason why, always trying to maintain my high. 

In the end it always fails, and like the times before sadness prevails. 

I'm always looked down on by family and friends, can someone pinch me when this sadness ends? 

~Client Journal, Juvenile Justice, DCS

Rant d'Jour; Equal Opportunity vs Equity in the Ivy League

Rant d'jour: Affirmative Action, Equity and Equality at *Harvard University. 

In reality, Harvard only accepts the best students with the highest scores. 

If they are so damn good at educating our youth, let them take those who can benefit the most from such an education. 

The truth is, if Harvard only accepts the best students, their job (presumably, to turn out highest achievers; the creme de la creme; the best of the best) is *that* much easier. 

Think  how easy their job is given their baseline population. 

This makes no sense! 

If Harvard is so damn good at teaching people, let them take the worst and make them the best. 

Give the Academic Elite a real challenge. 

Are they up 
for it? 

Are you? 

Elyssa D. Durant, Ed.M.
Research and Policy Analyst 

Footnotes: *I used Harvard synbolically to represent elite Ivy League colleges and Univeristities. 

Could jusr as easily subsitute Vandervilt University, Columbia, Cornell, Brown etc.