It is tempting to pit racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversity as competing goals. But there is no evidence that pursuing one kind of diversity keeps colleges from achieving the other.
Although Gap Years have been around for a long time, America is just waking up to the trend. The fact we are already talking about this issue at the beginning of our formal association is indicative that we will achieve this diversity gap quicker than our formal academy friends.
The marks of a schoolboy beating heal, but the mental scars never really go away. But many years on, you don't expect to wake up in the freest and most enlightened country in the world to discover that corporal punishment at school is alive and kicking.
Ever since I can remember, I have strived to be the perfect man. A destructive penchant, it has often made me feel simply unworthy and left me unfulfilled, as I felt ingenuine and hollow. Oddly, only recently have I given the concept of perfection its deserved reflection.
That professional right to defend student needs doubles as a moral obligation to stand for those chained by the blight of poverty and silenced by the might of corporate greed, public indifference and government corruption.
You may have heard by now the satisfying news that the Supreme Court spanked Abigail Fisher in a decision that provides, as Salon put it, "A massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on their racial privilege."
I believe that as an educator I look at world affairs a little differently than the average or typical citizen. As an educator, I look at what is happening in the nation and in the world and tend to make judgement based on our educational system.