The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America

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A fresh and bold argument for revamping our standards of merit and a clear blueprint for creating collaborative education models that strengthen our democracy rather than privileging individual elites Standing on the foundations of America s promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to serve as engines of social mobility and practitioners of democracy. But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions ...

The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America 2016, Beacon Press

ISBN-13: 9780807078129

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The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America 2014, Beacon Press, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807006276

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