176104801-article-review.docx - Summary Access to higher education is something that has evolved over time Historically higher education institutions

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Summary Access to higher education is something that has evolved over time. Historically higher education institutions were for the elite upper class to train in the classics and other subjects to be as worldly as possible. Some may argue that higher education accessibility is still something for the privileged few who can afford to prepare for the admission process as well as the cost of attendance. Race has always been a controversial aspect in the discussion of higher education access but also in admissions. In “Affirmative on Affirmative Action,” Alexandra Tilsley (2012) discusses the multiple cases in which universities have been taken to court based on their policies involving the consideration of race in the admission process. One of the cases discussed in this article highlights the Fisher v. University of Texas case in which “Abigail Fisher, who was rejected from the University of Texas at Austin. In her lawsuit against the university, Fisher asserts that the university’s use of race in its admissions decisions is unconstitutional” (Tilsley, 2012). There have been cases in the
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