THE PRICE OF ADMISSION HOW AMERICAS RULING CLASS BUYS ITS WAY INTO ELITE COLLEGES AND WHO GETS LEFT OUTSIDE THE GATES

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The Price Of Admission

Author : Daniel Golden
ISBN : 9780307497376
Genre : Education
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In this explosive book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Daniel Golden exposes the corrupt admissions practices that favor the wealthy, the powerful, and the famous. Every spring thousands of middle-class and lower-income high-school seniors learn that they have been rejected by America’s most exclusive colleges. What they may never learn is how many candidates like themselves have been passed over in favor of wealthy white students with lesser credentials—children of alumni, big donors, or celebrities. America, the so-called land of opportunity, is rapidly becoming an aristocracy in which America’s richest families receive special access to elite higher education—enabling them to give their children even more of a head start. Based on two years of investigative reporting and hundreds of interviews with students, parents, school administrators, and admissions personnel—some of whom risked their jobs to speak to the author—in The Price of Admission, Golden names names, along with grades and test scores. He reveals how the sons of former vice president Al Gore, one-time Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist leapt ahead of more deserving applicants at Harvard, Brown, and Princeton. He explores favoritism at the Ivy Leagues, Duke, the University of Virginia, and Notre Dame, among other institutions. He reveals that colleges hold Asian American students to a higher standard than whites; comply with Title IX by giving scholarships to rich women in “patrician sports” like horseback riding, squash, and crew; and repay congressmen for favors by admitting their children. He also reveals that Harvard maintains a “Z-list” for well-connected but underqualified students, who are quietly admitted on the condition that they wait a year to enroll. The Price of Admission explodes the myth of an American meritocracy—the belief that no matter what your background, if you are smart and diligent enough, you will have access to the nation’s most elite universities. It is must reading not only for parents and students with a personal stake in college admissions, but also for those disturbed by the growing divide between ordinary and privileged Americans.
Category: Education

Traumfabrik Harvard

Author : Ulrich Schreiterer
ISBN : 9783593385082
Genre : Political Science
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Ein Gespenst geht um in der deutschen Hochschulpolitik. »Harvard« heißt es in der Exzellenzdebatte, »amerikanische Verhältnisse« im Kampf gegen Studiengebühren. Alle malen sich ihr eigenes Bild von den Hochschulen in Amerika, mal rosarot, mal pechschwarz. Ulrich Schreiterer zeigt, dass es sich lohnt, genauer hinzuschauen. In seinem Buch skizziert er die Rolle der Hochschulbildung für den American Dream, untersucht charakteristische Merkmale öffentlicher und privater Universitäten in den USA und zeigt, wie Elite- und Massenausbildung friedlich koexistieren. Nicht zuletzt geht er der Frage auf den Grund, wie es den Amerikanern gelingt, so viele Ressourcen für ihre Hochschulen zu mobilisieren und ihnen einen prominenten Platz in ihrer Gesellschaft zu geben.
Category: Political Science

Nationale Machtfelder Und Globalisierte Eliten

Author : Christian Schneickert
ISBN : 9783744510011
Genre : Social Science
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Die kapitalistische Globalisierung führte zu einer historisch einmaligen Konzentration von Macht und Reichtum in den Händen weniger. Die öffentliche Diskussion hierüber wird dabei meist von Verschwörungstheorien einer angeblich omnipotenten globalen Elite bestimmt. Eine kritische sozialwissenschaftliche Theorie von Macht und Eliten im Kontext der Globalisierung fehlte jedoch bislang. Christian Schneickert stellt nun eine empirisch fundierte Aktualisierung der sozialwissenschaftlichen Elitentheorie vor. Er analysiert in seiner international vergleichenden Studie die Sozialstruktur und Globalisierung politischer und wirtschaftlicher Eliten in vier sehr unterschiedlichen Staaten des globalen Nordens und Südens: Brasilien, Deutschland, Indien und den USA. Die Studie umfasst eine umfassende Darstellung der elitentheoretischen Debatten im 20. Jahrhundert und führt diese bis zu ihrer Erneuerung. Diese theoretischen Neuerungen wendet er sodann an umfangreichem empirischen Material an, indem er biografische Daten von 336 Spitzenpolitikern sowie Vorständen von Global 2000-Unternehmen als Analyse nationaler Machtfeldern konzipiert. Christian Schneickert verknüpft damit bisher nicht verfügbare empirische Daten mit Bourdieus Feldtheorie, welche in der deutschsprachigen Soziologie gegenwärtig große Bedeutung erlangt. Aber auch methodisch ist die Studie innovativ, indem neben klassischen statistischen Verfahren insbesondere multiple Korrespondenzanalysen zum Einsatz kommen.
Category: Social Science

Low Income Students And The Perpetuation Of Inequality

Author : Gary A. Berg
ISBN : 9781317103158
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing upon quantitative data gathered from the U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Education, as well as interviews with students from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, Low-Income Students and the Perpetuation of Inequality examines the question of who really benefits from public higher education. It engages with questions of social capital, opportunity, funding and access to education, presenting a rich discussion of social mobility, the value of college education and the impact of education upon the redistribution of income. A thorough exploration of the real impact of college on American society, this volume will appeal to social scientists with interests in education, social capital, social stratification, class and social mobility.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Strategic Enrollment Management

Author : Don Hossler
ISBN : 9781118819531
Genre : Education
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Improve student enrollment outcomes and meet institutional goals through the effective management of student enrollments. Published with the American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management is the comprehensive text on the policies, strategies, practices that shape postsecondary enrollments. This volume combines relevant theories and research, with applied chapters on the management of offices such as admissions, financial aid, and the registrar to provide a comprehensive guide to the complex world of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM). SEM focuses on achieving enrollment goals, and sustaining institutional revenue and serving the needs of students. It provides insights into the ways SEM is practiced across four-year institutions, community colleges, and professional schools. More than just an enhanced approach to admissions and financial aid, SEM examines the student's entire educational cycle. From entry through graduation, this volume helps SEM professionals and graduate students interested in enrollment management to anticipate change and balancing the goals of revenue, access, diversity, and prestige. The Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management: Provides an overview of the thinking of leading practitioners that comprise SEM organizations, including marketing, recruitment, and admissions; tuition pricing; financial aid; the registrar's role, academic advising; and, retention Includes up-to-date research on current issues in SEM including college choice, financial aid, student persistence, and the effective use of technology Guides readers creating strategic enrollment organizations that fit the unique history, culture, and policy context of your campus Strategic enrollment management has become one of the most important administrative areas in postsecondary education, and it is being adopted in countries around the globe. The Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management is for anyone in enrollment management, admissions, financial aid, registration and records, orientation, marketing, and institutional research who wish to enhance the health and vitality of his or her institution. It is also an excellent text for graduate programs in higher education and student affairs.
Category: Education

Addicted To Profit

Author : Stuart Sim
ISBN : 9780748670345
Genre : Social Science
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In what is both a critique and a manifesto for cultural change, Stuart Sim explains what we could be doing to cure our addiction to profit, why we ought to be doing it, and how to set about achieving it. Life needn't all be about profit.
Category: Social Science

Reflections On The University Scene

Author : William J. Adams
ISBN : 9781469107332
Genre : Education
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Reflections on the University Scene presents a sample of ideas, thoughts, and points of view, intimate to the university scene. They include the nature of the university, governance, limits of dissent, academic freedom, tenure, collective bargaining, liberal education, admissions, higher education and high-tech, and memorable teachers and teaching.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Critical Race Theory In Education

Author : Marvin Lynn
ISBN : 9781136581403
Genre : Education
File Size : 71.21 MB
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This handbook illustrates how education scholars employ Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework to bring attention to issues of race and racism in education. It is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive description and analysis of the topic, from the defining conceptual principles of CRT in the Law that gave shape to its radical underpinnings to the political and social implications of the field today. It is divided into three sections, covering innovations in educational research, policy and practice in both schools and in higher education, and the increasing interdisciplinary nature of critical race research. With 28 newly commissioned pieces written by the most renowned scholars in the field, this handbook provides the definitive statement on the state of critical race theory in education and on its possibilities for the future.
Category: Education

The Economist

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018437837
Genre : Economic history
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Category: Economic history

College University

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ISBN : UVA:X030297811
Genre : Universities and colleges
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Category: Universities and colleges