Here is her letter and I agree with her point about quirky admissions essay questions for elite colleges. A quote;
“As a former admissions officer, I know that questions like these are a practice sport, and that the young people who’ve had practice have gained it at upper- and upper-middle-class dinner tables, sparring with parents already able to give them every advantage. So to an impoverished student’s burden of measuring up to competitors who have had fancy internships and expensive overseas experiences, colleges have added what purports to be a search for creativity but is in fact a preference for privilege.”
She describes my family as we debate everything and our pre-teen son sketches “his” views on a large number of subjects including Paul Krugman.