JKCF in the News: True Merit Media Highlights
Yesterday the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation released a new report, “True Merit: Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our Best Colleges and Universities.” The coverage and commentary from various media outlets has continued to spark interesting conversations on honoring True Merit by instituting admissions preferences for high-achieving, low-income students at our nation’s most selective colleges and universities.
Here are some notable articles and interviews from the report’s launch:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
“Foundation Urges Admissions Offices to Create a ‘Poverty Preference’”
NPR’s The Takeaway
“A Roadblock for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students” (audio of interview with Executive Director Harold O. Levy available)
Inside Higher Ed
“Poverty and Merit”
Money by Time, Inc.
“Should Low-Income Students Get More Preference in College Admissions?”
The Hechinger Report
“Report proposes new definition of “merit” to help low-income college applicants”
“Three Myths Keeping Bright Kids in Poverty From Going to Top Colleges”
“Should Nation’s Top Colleges Include ‘Poverty Preference’ In Admissions?”
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
“Report: ‘Need-blind’ Policies Have Failed Elite Institutions”
Learn more about True Merit and download a PDF of the full report here.