Erin Dillon

America’s Best Master’s Universities and Baccalaureate Colleges

In 1852, four French Marianist missionaries arrived by stagecoach in San Antonio, Texas, and founded a school called the St. Mary’s Institute, hoping to “regenerate the people” through education. The school, now St. Mary’s University, has been steadfastly serving the citizens of San Antonio ever since: 69 percent of St. Mary’s students are Latino, 53… Read more »

A Note on Teach for America

In its 2006 college guide, the Washington Monthly reported on the incredible growth of Teach for America, the program that recruits top graduating seniors for two-year stints in low-income, low-performing schools across the country. With an acceptance rate so low that it rivals the most competitive colleges, the organization had made TFA a coveted credential—and… Read more »