The Courant has uncovered at least 10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted outside the blind lottery system, based on interviews with students, parents, and others with direct knowledge of individual admissions—players who helped build sports dynasties at a school that touted itself as a winner, in and out of the classroom.
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Why Victims of Sexual Assault Don’t Report It
Georgie Silvarole | The Independent Mail
One in five women (and one in 16 men) are sexually assaulted while in college, and more than 90 percent of sexual-assault victims on college campuses do not report the incident, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The rate of false reporting lies between 2 and 10 percent, the NSVRC reported.
To seek justice, and often to feel safe, sexual-assault survivors have to decide if they want to navigate their judicial options and open themselves up to judgment and questioning. By following through with an investigation, either through the university or local law enforcement, survivors can be subjected to interrogation, accusation, name-calling, and doubt.
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The Freedom of the Unschool
Amber Walker | The Capital Times
Typically, people associate homeschooling with religious-based education. But [Johnny and Marie Justice] are inspired by an educational philosophy called “unschooling.” While the experience looks different for each family, unschooling allows children more autonomy to explore and learn at their own pace. Along with work and household duties that all families must balance, the Justices and others who embrace the unschooling idea encourage their children to chart an unconventional educational path.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reports there are 722 home-schooled students registered in Dane County, representing less than 2 percent of all school-aged children.
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A National Portrait of School Segregation
Alexander Nazaryan | Newsweek
The gains of Brown v. Board have been almost entirely reversed. Last year, a report by the Government Accountability Office found “a large increase in schools that are the most isolated by poverty and race.” Between 2000 and 2014, the number of schools the report deemed H/PBH—that is, “high poverty and comprised of mostly Black or Hispanic students”—more than doubled, from 7,009 to 15,089. … [And] the Century Foundation concluded that only about “8 percent of all public-school students currently attend school districts or charter schools that use socioeconomic status as a factor in student assignment.” The report’s tone was hopeful, because while the number of districts around the country that consciously practiced class integration was a paltry 91 out of more than 13,000—that’s more than double what it was in 2007.
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The Path to Higher Education With an Intellectual Disability