The GSV Big 10: Order in the Court
Here's your weekly coverage corner for the top 10 stories, insights, and major plays in learning and skilling.
#1 Who cares about the Ivy League?
Elite should mean excellence, not exclusivity. While the Ivy League gets all the attention, it has a tiny, tiny student population…the future is going to be determined by how well we drive excellence and access where the students are. State schools like Cal State, CUNY, and SUNY are ultimately more important than Harvard and Princeton.
#2 School Choice in Pennsylvania: Josh Shapiro’s Shameful Betrayal
.He blinked. Until like now, thought of as a rising star in the Democratic Party…
#3 Lawsuit alleges Harvard gives preferential treatment to legacy admissions, who are 'overwhelmingly' White
Legacy admissions should be the next form of college admissions discrimination that gets the boot from SCOTUS...better yet, let's see Congress to step and have some cojones and pass some legislation. Between 2014 and 2019, donor-related applicants to Harvard were nearly seven times more likely to be accepted than were other admission seekers.
#4 Fair Admissions and Fair Assessments | American Enterprise Institute
Questioning the Merit of “Merit”– things that were once thought to be objective, such as SAT scores, are now facing critics who push for their elimination in the name of equity. We understand that current metrics are far from perfect, but these require creative problem solving, not sheer elimination. We can surely do better than blanket solutions like “contract grading,” can’t we?
#5 Mayor Brandon Johnson replaces most of Chicago Board of Education
The most diverse corporate boards are often the most effective. The same is true for school boards. In the formerly great City of Chicago, Mayor Johnson's Head of School Board is anti-choice and anti-TFA…last one to leave Chicago turn out the lights.
#6 Can India educate its vast workforce?
500m of India’s population are under 20, yet less than half of India’s ten year olds could read a simple story by age 10 in 2019. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity.
#7 North Dakota university leaders fear 'catastrophic implications' of Minnesota's new free tuition plan
Starting in fall 2024, The People's Republic of Minnesota’s North Star Promise will cover undergraduate tuition and fees at Minnesota’s public post-secondary schools for students whose family income is below $80,000.
#8 The Dangers of Inclusion Above All Else
Inclusion is an important element for creating community, but it shouldn’t be an end in itself. Tal Fortgang documents the current state of play on campuses across the country.
#9 Is There a Future for U.S. Campuses in China?
China was the best market in the World for education…until it wasn’t.
#10 How Artificial Intelligence is Powering Education with Dr. Ann Marie Sastry
In the Innovation Economy, what you know (not where you go) is the defining factor of your future…the average sixth grader will have a job that does not exist yet. Check out Cathie Wood and Dr. Ann Marie Sastry’s conversation on the implications of AI for lifelong learning.