*social justice, infographics

College Essay Admission Topics, by Household Income

The Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions: Essay subject and average reported household income of students
graph from New York Times; slow reveal by Amy Zimmer (@zimmerdiamonds) and Jenna Laib (@jennalaib)

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

Type of Graph: infographic

Source: Arvind, Ashok. “Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions: The SAT is falling out of favor, but a study looking at essays suggests “soft factors” have their own issues.” New York Times: May 26, 2021.

Additional Paired Texted/Resources:

Potential Math Content: infographics, scatterplots, scale

Potential Content Connections: college admissions, socioeconomic class

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