Here is her letter and I agree with her point about quirky admissions essay questions for elite colleges. Â A quote;
“As a former admissions officer, I know that questions like these are a practice sport, and that the young people whoâ€™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 studentâ€™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.