Disparities in university education come as no real surprise

According to a variety of studies, wealthy, white students not only get into university at disproportionate rates but also perform better once in tertiary education. With the recent spate of articles and research papers that have come to light on this issue, one might think we are undergoing a collective awakening about the inequalities rampant in our higher education system. However, for any with eyes and ears, the problem has been clear for quite some time. If the issue were confined to universities, it might be easier to solve, but we cannot put them in a vacuum. The problem is with our academic system as a whole. It is an anachronism, and one that has the power to arbitrarily damage or enhance a student’s future prospects. Read More.