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The power of privilege : Yale and America's elite colleges

Author: Joseph A Soares
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
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"The Power of Privilege examines the nexus between social class and admissions at America's top colleges from the vantage point of Yale University, a key actor in the history of higher education. It is a documented history of the institutional gatekeepers, confident of the validity of socially biased measures of merit, seeking to select tomorrow's leadership class from among their economically privileged clientele.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soares, Joseph A.
Power of privilege.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)697957718
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Soares
ISBN: 9780804756372 0804756376 9780804756389 0804756384
OCLC Number: 76925194
Description: xiii, 238 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Meritocracy and its discontents --
Elite colleges and the search for superior students --
Social-class diversity at Yale after 1950? --
The Brewster years, meritocracy in power? The new administration in 1964: Kingman Brewster and Inslee Clark --
The old machinery of meritocracy is discarded: no more predicting grades, no more verbal analogies --
Top-tier colleges and privileged social groups.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Soares.
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