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Comparing it to race-based affirmative action, Amy Dockser Marcus, reporting on the program recently in The Wall Street Journal, noted that Strivers "is designed to give colleges a tool for bringing social equity into the admissions process.
Perhaps this is where the richer story hides, in the tales of less-than-plucky strivers who contented themselves with moderate success, modest means, and life as an everyman.
As a result, his diaries construct a narrative centered on the odyssey of a 20-year-old entrepreneurial striver who matured into a 34-year-old man who accepted his lot in life as a corporate employee and consumer willing to forego the affluence some of his superiors had achieved.
Although the strivers initiative is dead - the head of the College Board, the group that writes and scores the SAT for the Educational Testing Service, has said he will veto any such plan - it's worth reflecting on both the motives behind it and the arguments made in its support.
HOW sharp is this social divide between the so-called strivers and skivers?
But then they do not know the difference between skivers and strivers.
Supporting The Striver was the reasoning behind the one per cent cap on benefit increases announced in the Autumn Statement.
Second time as farce, or mebbes crime Sleep well Con Shiels You brought the forgotten to the fore Shaped the road from poverty, man Held a mirror at parliament's door Rest uneasy Con Shiels 'Cause your death states our nation Louder than any dispatch box Etonian A memory of austerity's contagion Haunt us Con Shiels See, our feet are still shod in lead We need a memory to feast on marra If we're to move, we need you in our heads Rise again Con Shiels Rally so called scroungers, every striver Show them as the same humanity Beg us demand more, and reach higher.
The people Hammond takes for fools know the truth when wages remain far below their 2008 spending power and mean Tory benefit cuts will empty the pay packets of strivers who see the economy isn't working for them.
New Street Realty Advisors, LLC is pleased to announce they have been appointed exclusive retail leasing agent for the 2611 Frederick Douglass Blvd, better known as The Bradhurst at Strivers Row, located between West 139th and West 140st Street.
And to add to the misery of all those hard-working strivers, they still stand to lose their working tax credits.