We shouldn’t be doing more on college admissions. We should be doing less.
The last week of March and the first week of April might as well be called the Heartbreak Fortnight, for it is during this brief spring window that young people across the United States are officially rejected from all manner of elite colleges and universities. Well-qualified students of modest backgrounds who don’t make the cut will wonder whether they lost out to the sort of no-talents whose parents bought them slots through the “Varsity Blues” scam. Inevitably, calls to “do more” to fix a college-admissions system rigged to benefit the wealthy and well-connected will follow.