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aslaw505

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Recommended Reading
« on: January 01, 2007, 04:39:44 PM »
This has always been an interesting topic to me, and it's clearly one that matters to a lot of people. I've enjoyed reading everyone's feelings on this. I am currently an undergraduate admission counselor at a small college, so I have perhaps a different perspective than some. There's a great book called "Leveling the Playing Field: Justice and Politics in College Admissions" that I would really recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about affirmative action and what "merit" actually means.

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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007, 11:30:16 PM »
This has always been an interesting topic to me, and it's clearly one that matters to a lot of people. I've enjoyed reading everyone's feelings on this. I am currently an undergraduate admission counselor at a small college, so I have perhaps a different perspective than some. There's a great book called "Leveling the Playing Field: Justice and Politics in College Admissions" that I would really recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about affirmative action and what "merit" actually means.


Excellent.

That book sounds great.  Most likely I won't get to read it anytime soon, as I have a ton of general science books, and a ton of modern fiction books I bought based on newspaper reviews that I spent a couple hundred dollars on when my money is tight thus I have to read them first or kill self for wasting money.  But that book sounds incredibly-your last line, "what "merit" actually means " especially whets my curiosity.  Maybe I will check my local library to see if they have the title.
2008 graduate of William and Mary Law School