Affirmative action/racial preferences

Gender Impact

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State efforts to eliminate affirmative action may focus on race, but they can also destroy programs for female students, says a new report.

A New Attack on Standardized Tests

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U. of California, which helped prompt changes to the SAT, now questions dependence on PSAT in awarding National Merit Scholarships.

Unequal Progress

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College participation rates for young adults are increasing for most demographic groups, but so are the gaps between some groups.

Different Results, Same Policy?

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Study finds big drop in number of low-scoring students admitted to U. of California, a year after a regent blasted the university.

Debating Equity and Excellence

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A new book urges colleges to give low-income students the same admissions edge they give to children of alumni.

Texas and the 10% Plan

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Legislators pass competing proposals to revamp the law that guarantees admission to students based on high school class rank.

Outrage Over Diversity Plan

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Professors at U. of Oregon denounce plan to consider "cultural compentency" in tenure and promotion decisions.

The Decline of Affirmative Action

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New data document dramatic drop -- especially at public institutions -- in percentage of colleges that consider minority status in admissions.

Diversity or Conformity

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Professors say search committees too frequently doom minority candidates.

Hostile Climate?

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A community college district in San Jose brings in an outside investigator amid complaints of mistreatment of black and Latino educators.


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