At a daylong conference on affirmative action, there was much commiserating but little guidance as higher ed leaders searched for a path forward.
The ban on affirmative action has put pressure on selective colleges to end legacy preferences in admissions. But the advantages of familial wealth go beyond alumni status.
Admissions preferences for athletes favor wealthy, white families and corrupt youth sport, Rick Eckstein and Linda Flanagan write.
Precollege programs can help boost access for students from underrepresented communities. The Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling could force colleges to rethink them.
Ben Paris considers why students cheat.
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