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College admissions scandal: “most of these kids don’t even have issues, but they’re getting time.”

For 20 years I’ve been writing about how the gaming of disability diagnoses in schools helps affluent families. And I was hardly alone: in 2004 Craig Lerner wrote a paper entitled: “‘Accommodations’ for the Learning Disabled: A Level Playing Field or Affirmative Action for Elites?” There hasn’t been much interest in fixing things. Now test accommodations have surfaced as one key theme in the big and colorful new college-admissions scandal. “Particularly glaring in the 204-page indictment is...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Fbi, Colleges and Universities, Disability & Schools, Craig Lerner, Michelle Robertson, Akira Olivia Kumamoto Sacramento Bee

San Francisco is losing more residents than any other city in the US, creating a shortage of U-Hauls that puts a rental at $2,000 just to move to Las Vegas

More residents are leaving San Francisco than any other city in the country, according to data from real estate website Redfin. A growing number of those considering the move are Silicon Valley investors, The New York Times reports. The migration has become so intense that it's creating a shortage of U-Haul vans in the Bay Area, and inflating prices so that it costs thousands to go from San Jose to Las Vegas, but only $100 to go in the opposite direction.  Startup founders and venture capitali...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Las Vegas, Edelman, Redfin, Bay Area, Roose, Kevin Roose, SFGATE, New York Times Join, New York City This