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Could we use a Match.com for colleges?

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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It's a big decision for a young person and for their parents: where to go to college? But we often make that decision based on random circumstances like a gut feeling or recommendations from friends.

Kevin Carey, education analyst for The Atlantic, points out half of the country's 18-year-olds who enroll in a college ultimately drop out. He argues for a version of the dating website Match.com to help pair students with the right school.

Guest:

Kevin Carey, education analyst for The Atlantic

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