Book Review of The Gatekeepers
Book Review & Discussion of The Gatekeepers
by Jacques Steinberg
Co-sponsored by the PTSA and MHS College Center
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., MHS Library
For Parents ONLY - open to middle and high school parents.
Please join us as we discuss one of the most eye-opening books written about the college admissions process, The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
by Jacques Steinberg. The discussion will be facilitated by Mrs. Ah Young Chi, Malibu High School's College Counselor. Refreshments will be available at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP below if you are interested in participating.
Sharon Cuseo, Upper School Dean of Harvard-Westlake School, will join our discussion and offer her insight as one of the key players of the making of the The Gatekeepers.
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
is a 2002 nonfiction book written by education reporter Jacques Steinberg that examines the inner workings of admissions committees at prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and addresses the changing face of American higher level education in the 21st century. Steinberg was granted unprecedented access to admissions officers, school administrators, guidance counselors, and high school students and their parents during the writing process. The book itself expands upon a series of articles Steinberg wrote in the New York Times. Steinberg follows the life of a Wesleyan University admissions officer Ralph Figueroa and various college applicants for almost an entire year as they undergo the stressful and tiring college admissions process. He touches upon such hot button issues such as affirmative action, recruiting, standardized testing and the significance of the SATs. His book also highlights the importance of essays and personal statements in a college application in conveying the individual behind the test scores and numbers. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gatekeepers
For your convenience, The Gatekeepers
can be found on Amazon
, Barnes & Noble
(click on the bookstore name to be linked directly to the book).
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Chi at email@example.com
or Kathryn Ibarra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP below. Thank you!