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On Wednesday, the "Making Caring Common" project announced its report for college admissions. Over 80 members of college admissions boards and education scholars endorsed the new recommendations in "Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions."
- "A healthy and fair admissions process cannot simply encourage students to devote more time to others: It needs simultaneously to reward those who demonstrate true citizenship, deflate undue academic performance pressure and redefine achievement in ways that create greater equity and access for economically diverse students."
- "'Turning the Tide' sagely reflects on what’s wrong with admissions and rightly calls for a revolution, including specific suggestions. It could make a real difference not just because it has widespread backing but also because it nails the way in which society in general — and children in particular — are badly served by the status quo."
- "Almost 80 percent of youth picked high achievement or happiness as their top choice, while roughly 20 percent selected caring for others. A root of this troubling finding may be the messages that parents are unintentionally sending."
This segment aired on January 22, 2016.