ERIC Number: ED053643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-1
A Lottery System for Higher Education.
DeWitt, Laurence B.
Both students and society have similar interests in higher education. It is valued by students as the key to lucrative and desirable careers and society needs trained personnel. Secondly, a college education can provide aesthetic and intangible experiences and society needs an enlightened and culturally concerned citizenry. The primary interest of colleges and universities, however, is in maintaining prestige. To maintain status, the "best" schools enroll the "best" students; their graduates, in turn, are the most valued. Interms of 2 major concerns--the welfare of and the equitable treatment of individuals--it can be contended that all college applicants should have an equal chance of being admitted to the college of their choice. This could be accomplished by adoption of a random admissions procedure such as a lottery system. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.
Note: Paper prepared for the Educational Staff Seminar on Alternatives in Post-Secondary Education, Syracuse University Research Corporation, April 30-May 1, 1971