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SAT Adversity Scores

The Wall Street Journal recently unveiled of what’s being called, “SAT Adversity Score”, which is an attempt to address the question of fairness in college admissions, as well as the “nature vs. nurture” debate about what most influences a human to develop their full human potential. In their own executive summary, The College Board reasons …

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Where is the “Middle” in Middle Class?

Middle class families can sometimes feel like this: Cartoon credit: Americans for Limited Government, 2015 Especially when considering the annually increasing tuition, and other costs for a college education:   Related PostsHow to Make the Most of A Campus Tour: Creative Marbles in Chicago Ahead of the Curve: October 23, 2013 Prudent fiscal planning is …

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The Modern “Starving” Student

College alumni often joke about days as a “deprived” undergrad, only eating instant noodles—fast, filling meals on a limited budget—like a badge of honor.  Growing numbers of today’s college students, however, embody the literal meaning of “starving” college student. According to the Wall Street Journal: In 2010, the UC [University of California] system added a food-security …

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More on U.S. Employment

Presented for those of you wondering why new college grads are having a difficult time finding employment: The employment rate has been improving lately, but not nearly as much as the unemployment rate http://t.co/X52OksfI0v pic.twitter.com/Pjx8mS9AMV — Real Time Economics (@WSJecon) February 7, 2014 Related PostsHouse & Senate Approve Student Loan Interest Rate Freeze Student Loan …

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The State of the Recent College Graduate

Just in the last month, more recently graduated or soon-to-be-graduated college students have re-connected with Creative Marbles for post-college advising.  Degrees (almost) in hand, “Now what?” is the question, as these grads move back home with mom and dad. The current sentiment as published in today’s Wall Street Journal gives insight into the world our …