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ERIC Number: EJ794951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Leveling the Playing Field: A Response to Brighouse and Strike
Fullinwider, Robert K.; Lichtenberg, Judith
Theory and Research in Education, v4 n2 p201-213 2006
Responding to Brighouse's comments, we discuss ways that institutions of higher education themselves can increase access for low-income students. We argue for the important role of community colleges and for bridge programs that colleges can establish with middle and high schools to ensure that students take the subjects necessary to prepare them for higher education. Responding to Strike's observations, we recapitulate our defense of affirmative action and discuss some of the emerging empirical literature that raises questions about affirmative action's consequences. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A