College admissions and privilege

Paul Tough discusses his new book, "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Break Us," which examines inequities in college admissions system.

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(photo credit, Jeff Wilson)

(photo credit, Jeff Wilson)

Guest: Paul Tough

In the wake of the college admission scandal, education journalist PAUL TOUGH takes a critical look at our higher education system, who benefits, and the students it leaves behind.  Tough examines how colleges continue to favor wealthy students, the problems with standardized testing, and the attempts to level the playing field for low-income and first generation students. His new book is The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Break Us.

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