Friday, September 07, 2007

Who Gets In — and Why

Original Article

Summary goes here!

I actually like the introductory phrase on the news page that lead to the article:

"What are the roles of race, money and athletic talent? How is merit defined? A sociologist spent 18 months in an admissions office, and shares the tensions and idealism he found."

I also like the author's reply:
“I would say that we need to stop expecting so much of the selective college admissions process,” he said. “If we are really interested in educational opportunity, we should be looking elsewhere. One problem with our public conversation on educational opportunity is that we focus too much on the admissions process and not on the systems that deliver young people to the system.”

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