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September 11, 2006

Duke and Brown Offer Pay for Admission (PPA)

posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 9/11/2006 04:50:00 PM
In the world of Internet advertising, Google offer Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising. In the world of college admissions, Duke offers Pay For Admission (PPA). WSJ has an interesting article on how Duke has:

What makes Duke and Brown, among other institutions, stand out, is the way in which they ramped up and systematized their pursuit: rejecting stronger candidates to admit children of the rich or famous, regardless of their ties to the university.

Now imagine what this does to the morale of parents and students who actually work hard and earn their keeps!

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