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    You Are Not Your Alma Mater

    The culture tells us that to be successful in life, you have to go to a prestigious university. This myth has led to an explosion in test prep classes, stress among young people and an overvaluation of rankings and numbers, says New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. This hour, we’ll talk with Bruni about his new book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania”.

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    Equality In Education

    We’ll talk about how admissions practices are fueling inequality with Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier, author of The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America.

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    The High Cost Of College

    As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, we’ll talk this hour about the challenges facing colleges, universities and students with Andrew Rossi, director of Ivory Tower, a new documentary on the subject.

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    Where You’re From Matters

    Universities are considering race less and less as they process applications. And Sheryll Cashin argues that that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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    How We Handle Higher Ed

    This hour, we’ll talk about how we educate college students with Wesleyan University president Michael S. Roth. His new book is Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters.

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