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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Miss Incognegro

Hi, Liz!

It's been a long time since I've posted here.
So, it's nice to be back.

I think many independent schools, led by misguided intention, threw a lot of money at diversity, without having concrete goals. It's not just about the money. As the mission of Lick states, it's also about inclusion and
success. A full tuition ride means nothing if there's the belief on the part of faculty and staff that "those kids can't succeed" or don't feel safe and

I also like the fact that Lick orients families new to independent schools, and requires all families to pay according to their ability to pay. Again, many schools provide the full ride, even though many families can, in fact, pay something. I don't believe in entitlements such as tuition remission for faculty kids, or on the basis of race/ethnicity. Yes, we want to encourage faculty and staff at independent schools to enroll their kids, and yes, we want schools which are racially, ethnically and socio-economically diverse, but providing full scholarships to attain these ends don't send the right message. At my place of employ, faculty and staff families get 95% tuition remission, which comes out of the financial aid budget. The thing is, many of these families can pay much more than 5% of the tuition.


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