ERIC Number: ED471736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Should Affirmative Action Be a Factor in Admissions for Higher Education?
Corcoran, Jerome M.
Selective higher education institutions using race-sensitive criteria as a basis for admissions risk litigation by nonminority applicants with impressive test scores and class rank who find themselves denied admission. Are the benefits of a diverse student body worth the risk? In an ever increasingly diverse population, this paper concludes the end justifies the means. There is more than enough evidence to support the benefits of diversity on campus for all students. The use of affirmative action helps higher education achieve the goal of providing the best possible learning environment for everyone. (Contains 29 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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