Affirmative Action: Whom Does it Help?
In his book, Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning The War
Over College Affirmative Action, Peter Schmidt argues that affirmative action in
college admissions actually harms the students it claims to help.
Playing the Field of American Higher Education
An education is like a passport. It can provide a person with the
knowledge and tools they need to successfully navigate through their lives.
However, the perceived value of a diploma varies from scho
Have The Dice Been Cast?: Unequal Returns on Higher Education
Horizontal Stratification in Postsecondary Education: Forms,
Explanations, and Implications by Gerber and Cheung discusses the issue of
unequal returns on investing in higher education.
Outline: Transgender Students In Higher Education
Transgender Students in Higher Education.
- Womens colleges were established to educate women during an era in which
womens education was a radical notion. These schools pr
Community Colleges: What Do They Do?
According to Kevin Dougherty in his book, The Contradictory College: The
Conflicting Origins, Impacts, and Futures of the Community Colleges , proponents
and critics of community colleges have different and val
Cooling-Out by Burton R. Clark notes.
- Major problem with democratized education: inconsistency between
encouragement to achieve and the realities of limited opportunity (569).
- higher education is only way to access best jobs.
- In brief, the instituti
Memo to the Editor and the Reviewer
My overall reaction to the reviews I received on my paper,
Unacknowledged: The Obstacles Facing Transgender Students in Higher
Education at Womens Colleges and Coeducational Colleges, was one of
Response to Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites
Mitchell Stevens book, Creating a Class: College Admissions and the
Education of Elites, details his experiences in the admissions realm of a small,
private, liberal art
Access to Inequality Response
Access to Inequality: Reconsidering Class, Knowledge, and Capital in
Higher Education by Amy Stich describes various problems with democratizing
higher education. Stitch uses Pierre Bourdieus theory of habitus to argu
An Analysis of College Rankings in the United States
There are over 3000 institutions of higher learning in the United States.
The colleges and universities that fill this roster are public, private, four-year, or
two-year. The variety of schools p