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Explore the debate and science of Admissions.

January 25, 2021

CFER Defends Merit in UC Admissions

National Association of Scholars

Californians for Equal Rights is fighting back against a proposed University of California policy change, one that would abolish standardized testing requirements on all ten campuses.

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June 2, 2020

ACA-5 v.s. Proposition 209

David Acevedo

ACA-5 is a state constitutional amendment that, if passed, will allow California voters to reinstate race, sex, and ethnicity preferences in the state's government, colleges, and universities......

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April 28, 2020

Admissions Lotteries v.s. Merit

David Acevedo

How should college admissions change in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? One scholar argues for random lotteries across the board.

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April 19, 2020

No More Merit

Christopher Kendall

Fred Hess proposes that higher education switch all admissions processes to a random lottery. While the idea is unique, it is likely to create more problems than it solves.

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April 8, 2020

Rethinking University Dependence on Foreign Students

David Randall

Once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, might it not be better if we tried to attract American students and their tuition dollars by competing to provide a rigorous, remunerative education?

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February 26, 2020

Department of Justice Files Amicus Brief Supporting SFFA

National Association of Scholars

The Department of Justice files to support racial equality in admissions.

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November 5, 2019

Referendum 88 and the Fight Against Affirmative Action

David Acevedo

Washington voters have a chance to reject I-1000 and ban racial preferences in their state by voting "NO" on Referendum 88.

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March 18, 2019

Oh, the Varsity Blues

David Randall

What's wrong with American colleges? Admissions departments are a small microcosm of large scale corruption.

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October 19, 2018

On Point with Peter Wood

National Association of Scholars

On Wednesday, NAS President Peter Wood spoke to NPR’s On Point’s Meghna Chakrabarti about the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.

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February 18, 2016

The Stiff Price of Social Justice

Adam Mission

Colleges that let in unqualified applicants hire lots of staff for student retention. This raises college costs, drives away poor, qualified students, and doesn't even keep unqualified a......

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