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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.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Basic Books, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780465029969, 0465029965
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.
Description
xix, 348 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-302) and index.
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