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Leveling the Playing Field: Justice, Politics, and College Admissions - Issues in Academic Ethics (Hardback)
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Leveling the Playing Field: Justice, Politics, and College Admissions - Issues in Academic Ethics (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 02/04/2004
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Leveling the Playing Field examines the admissions policies of contemporary American colleges and universities in light of the assumption that enhancing the educational opportunities of lower-income and minority students would make American society more just. The book evaluates controversies about such issues as the nature of merit, the missions of universities, affirmative action, the role of standardized tests, legacy preference, early decision, financial aid, the test-prep industry, and athletics.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742514102
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 22 mm


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This provocative, engaging, and timely book deserves a wide audience. It provides a lens through which the world of selective college admissions can be viewed in a new and insightful way. -- Morton Owen Schapiro, president of Williams College and co-author of The Student Aid Game and Keeping College Affordable
Largely balanced and thoughtful critique of the status quo and of the means that have been used in the past to reform it. * Library Journal *
A terrific book, and a wonderful model of how to do applied normative philosophy. It pursues hard and interesting questions of value in the context of detailed and careful empirical analysis of the situation in higher education. ...I hope that everyone who works in philosophy of education and applied normative philosophy generally will read the book and learn from it... I also hope that policymakers and college officials will read it and implement their recommendationssss -- Harry Brighouse, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
Well-reasoned, well-informed, comprehensive, and accessible-this excellent book is the right place to start for understanding how the college admissions process shapes educational opportunity in America. -- Michael McPherson, president of The Spencer Foundation
A terrific book, and a wonderful model of how to do applied normative philosophy. It pursues hard and interesting questions of value in the context of detailed and careful empirical analysis of the situation in higher education. ...I hope that everyone who works in philosophy of education and applied normative philosophy generally will read the book and learn from it... I also hope that policymakers and college officials will read it and implement their recommendations -- Harry Brighouse, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin

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