College Admissions Scandal Exposes the Lie of Meritocracy

March 14, 2019: The ENGLISH Professorional posted this article on LinkedIn


Among the consulting services I offer at The ENGLISH Professorional is helping students academically prepare for and succeed in college. This New York Times‘ article, “‘What Does It Take?’: Admissions Scandal Is a Harsh Lesson in Racial Disparities” (https://lnkd.in/gYMrtCu), speaks directly to the necessity of my commitment to giving motivated students a leg up in an arena that is steeped in racial and economic inequities.

This scandal provides more evidence of this fact: the widespread belief that merit, rather than privilege, determines success or failure in the world is demonstrably false. As a consultant states in the article, the scandal “’exposed the fact that there is a misplaced emphasis on so-called affirmative action inequities rather than on privilege.’” For many Black college applicants and students, the admissions scandal offers a timely reminder that life’s rewards–college admission, jobs, money, power–are not distributed according to skill and effort. Rather, they’re accorded in a vast affirmative action scheme by which the affluent have long gained unmerited advantages.

Scholarships Available for “How to Write Winning College-Entrance Essays” Workshop, October 27, 2018

In the Highly Competitive College Admissions Arena, Your Application Essay can Often Mean the Difference between Getting Accepted — or Rejected — by the School of Your Choice.

Thanks to a generous sponsor, a limited number of partial scholarships are available for the upcoming “How to Write Winning College-Entrance Essays” Workshops. In addition, partial scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students attending schools affiliated with Queen City Foundation:

    • Cincinnati Country Day School
    • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
    • The Seven Hills School
    • The Summit Country Day School
    • St. Ursula Academy
    • St. Xavier High School
    • Ursuline Academy

Please email theenglishprofessional411@gmail.com immediately if you/your child, or someone you know, needs financial assistance in order to attend.

“How to Write Winning College-Entrance Essays”

WHEN:       Saturday, October 20, 2018; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
                              or
            Saturday, October 27, 2018; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:      African American Cultural and Resource Center
            Christine D. Beavers Conference Room
            University of Cincinnati
            60 W. Charlton St.
            Cincinnati OH 45221-0386

COST:       $99

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Sign Up Now for October Workshops

The hour-long interactive workshops are presented by Dr. Tiffany N. Hinton, The English Professorional. An educational consultant with more than 20 years’ experience as an English professor, Writing Center director, program manager, editor, and director of a college readiness program, I’ve helped 1,000s of students prepare for and succeed in college.

Now, I’m helping Cincinnati-area seniors—and eager juniors—create personal statements that will wow college admissions’ committees.

WHEN:       Saturday, October 20, 2018; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
                              or
            Saturday, October 27, 2018; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:      African American Cultural and Resource Center
            Christine D. Beavers Conference Room
            University of Cincinnati
            60 W. Charlton St.
            Cincinnati OH 45221-0386

COST:       $99

RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
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Each workshop is limited to the first 20 paid students.

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