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Mismatch : how affirmative action hurts students it's intended to help, and why universities won't admit it / Richard Sander, Stuart Taylor, Jr.

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Author/Creator:
Sander, Richard Henry, 1956-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
New York : Basic Books, c2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xix, 348 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Title Variation:
How affirmative action hurts students it's intended to help, and why universities won't admit it
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-302) and index.
Contents:
  • The idea of mismatch and why it matters
  • A primer on affirmative action
  • The discovery of the mismatch effect
  • Law school mismatch
  • The debate on law school mismatch
  • The breadth of mismatch
  • Proposition 209 : the high road and the low road
  • The warming effect
  • Mismatch and the swelling ranks of graduates
  • The hydra of preferences : the evasion of Prop 209 at the University of California
  • Why academics avoid honest debate about affirmative action
  • Media, politics, and the accountability void
  • The Supreme Court : rewarding opacity
  • The George Mason affair
  • Transparency and the California Bar affair
  • Class, race, and the targeting of preferences
  • Closing the test score gap : better parenting and K-12 education
  • Conclusion.
Contributor:
Taylor, Stuart, 1948-
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780465029969
0465029965

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