Legacy Admission Violates Our Tax Code

For many years from atop our soapbox in college admissions, we have argued that legacy admission violates tax law and that the best way to rid the college admissions process of the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of a school’s alumni base is to zero in on … 

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Abolishing Legacy Preference

As our loyal readers know all too well, we at Ivy Coach are ardent supporters of ending the practice of legacy admission. Legacy admission, the practice of offering preferential treatment in admissions to the children and grandchildren of a university’s alumni base, is an anachronism in our post-Trump administration America. … 

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The Fresh Look at Legacy Admission

We’ve been writing a lot about legacy admission of late. If you’re wondering why we’ve been so focused on the practice these past few weeks, it’s because we’ve been attacking the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of alumni for years but it seems we’re no longer a … 

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The Elimination of Legacy Admissions

David Brooks recently wrote an opinion piece for “The New York Times” entitled “How We Are Ruining America” that speaks to how upper-middle-class and affluent families so often have a leg up in the college admissions process. As Brooks writes, “Educated parents live in neighborhoods with the best teachers, they top … 

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