I found this article posted yesterday that I thought was extremely relevant considering our recent discussion on diversity issues in education and inclusive pedagogy. It is sad to think that students who are more qualified but have applied for financial aid are not as “competitive” as those who are wealthier. Our department is currently in the process of identifying how we want to be more inclusive of diversity and disadvantaged students, and those coming from a lower socioeconomic status is on the top of our list. But seeing this article makes me wonder how many people who do have financial needs are not applying, out of fear. We do want the best, but maybe we aren’t getting all the best.