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Author Sander, Richard Henry, 1956-
Title Mismatch : how affirmative action hurts students it's intended to help, and why universities won't admit it / Richard Sander, Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Publisher New York : Basic Books, c2012.
 Book Stacks  LC213.52 .S26 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript xix, 348 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-302) and index.
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.
ISBN 9780465029969 :
0465029965 :
Subject Affirmative action programs in education -- United States.
Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Alt Author Taylor, Stuart, 1948-

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