Notes in the Margins: Diversity, lifelong learners and the first SAT

Here’s the very first SAT, from 1926. Can you pass it? Alas, the College Board couldn’t find the answer code. (The Washington Post)

Public strongly backs affirmative action programs on campus Americans say by roughly two-to-one (63% to 30%) that affirmative action programs designed to increase the number of black and minority students on college campuses is a “good thing,” according to a survey conducted Feb. 27-Mar. 16. This was almost the same result Pew Research found in 2003. Behind those overall numbers is a racial and partisan divide. (Pew Research Center)

Proportion of People With Degrees Is Up The proportion of adults aged 25 to 34 with college and university degrees is now almost 41 percent. (Washington Monthly)

Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling Leaders in higher education said affirmative action appeared to have a limited future. (The New York Times)

The New Lifelong Learners Technology is making “just-in-time” education possible—and the economy is making it necessary. (Slate via University Business)