The Meritocracy is Under Siege
From The New York Times, June 12, 2019. Thomas B. Edsall – Opinion
From a positive vantage point, meritocracy is “a political system in which economic goods and/or political power are vested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort and achievement.”
Viewed negatively, such a system discriminates against the less highly educated and those who perform less well on ability tests. At the same time, meritocracy privileges an arrogant, complacent and entrenched elite — largely white, increasingly Asian — with the money, resources and connections to jump to the head of the line.
Financial Literacy Team Formed
FLAGSTAFF (AUGUST 14, 2018)
One of the greatest obstacles that hinder the transition from high school to post secondary training and education is a lack of financial literacy amongst students and their parents. There is a lack of quality financial literacy programs and awareness of the few programs that do exist is scant.
This was one of the conclusions realized by members of the LAUNCH Flagstaff Post Secondary CAN in their effort to increase the number of high school students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during last school year. Read more “Financial Literacy Team Formed”
Flagstaff FAFSA Completion Rises
FLAGSTAFF (November 18, 2017)
Flagstaff area high schools saw a combined 21 percent increase in completed applications for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) this year over last. According to data from the Federal Student Aid office, by November 17, 2017 the seven public high schools in Flagstaff submitted 651 FAFSA applications compared to 549 by the same date in 2016, a 19% increase. 607 of those 2017 applications were completed by the November date compared to only 549 in 2016. This tallies to a 21% increase in FAFSA completions year over year. Read more “Flagstaff FAFSA Completion Rises”