VIDEO: Mismatch and the Decline of Academic Standards

National Association of Scholars

Racial preferences not only hurt college applicants who are rejected for no other reason than the color of their skin—they also hurt the students who are accepted due to the “plus” on their application but are not adequately prepared for the level of academic rigor. As academic merit is increasingly devalued in college admissions, professors must decide between lowering their standards or failing the growing number of students who have been misled about their level of academic preparation.

This webinar features Robert Verbruggen, fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing author to major publications; Richard Sander, a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and co-author of Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It; and Peter Arcidiacono, a Professor of Economics at Duke University, who's research focuses primarily on education and discrimination. You may also find links to Richard Sander's books by clicking here.


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