The Price of Admission Updated Edition: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges–and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

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Broadway Books #ad - National bestseller • “a fire-breathing, righteous attack on the culture of superprivilege. Michael wolff, author of the #1 new york times bestseller fire and fury, in the new york times book review  now with new rePORTING ON OPERATION VARSITY BLUESIn this explosive and prescient book, based on three years of investigative report­ing, Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Golden shatters the myth of an American meri­tocracy.

He reveals how a family donation got jared kushner into Harvard, and how colleges comply with Title IX by giving scholarships to rich women in “patrician sports” like horseback riding and crew. With a riveting new chapter on operation varsity blues, based on original re­porting,  The Price of Admission is a must-read—not only for parents and students with a personal stake in college admissions but also for those disturbed by the growing divide between ordinary and privileged Americans.

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The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

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Penguin Books #ad - In the fall of 1999, new york times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. The gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges.

The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. The gatekeepers provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges.

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College #ad - . I really didn't want the book to end. The new york Times. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country.

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The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

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Mariner Books #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! No one who reads this remarkable book will ever think about college admissions -- or America -- in the same way again. A landmark work of social and cultural history, The Chosen vividly reveals the changing dynamics of power and privilege in America over the past century.

Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. From the bitter anti-semitism of the 1920s to the rise of the “meritocracy” at midcentury to the debate over affirmative action today, Jerome Karabel sheds surprising new light on the main events and social movements of the twentieth century. Isbn13: 9780618773558.

The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Full of colorful characters including woodrow wilson, franklin delano Roosevelt, James Bryant Conant, and Kingman Brewster, Yale, it shows how the ferocious battles over admissions at Harvard, and Princeton shaped the American elite and bequeathed to us the peculiar system of college admissions that we have today.

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The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - His important study not only asks profound moral and political questions about the past and future of our society but also carries implications for current social and educational policy. As brent staples noted in his new york times editorial column: "Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts announced that prospective students would no longer be required to submit SAT scores with their applications.

. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Educational Testing Service's archives, Lemann maintains that America's meritocracy is neither natural nor inevitable, and that it does not apportion opportunity equally or fairly. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Combining vibrant storytelling, vivid portraiture, and thematic analysis, Lemann shows why this experiment did not turn out as planned.

The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy #ad - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. It did create a new elite, but it also generated conflict and tension―and America's best educated, most privileged people are now leaders without followers. Tracking provided on most orders. The widely acclaimed study of what's gone wrong in American higher education.

What do we know about the history, design, and purpose of the sat? who invented it, origin, and why? How did it acquire such a prominent and lasting position in American education? The Big Test reveals the ideas, people, and politics behind a fifty-year-old utopian social experiment that changed this country.

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The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite

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Penguin Press #ad - But what if, meritocracy is a sham? today, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Isbn13: 9780618773558. At the same time, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return.

All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy’s successes. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. It sustains the American dream. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite.

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A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions. Isbn13: 9780618773558. Tracking provided on most orders.

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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

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Free Press #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Isbn13: 9780618773558. Deresiewicz’s book is packed full of what he wants more of in American life: passionate weirdness” The New York Times. He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it.

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life #ad - It is essential, says deresiewicz, that college be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own paths. As schools shift focus from the humanities to “practical” subjects like economics, students are losing the ability to think independently.

Excellent sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale’s admissions committee. Excellent sheep the miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.

Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass. Excellent sheep is likely to make…a lasting mark…. He takes aim at just about the entirety of upper-middle-class life in America….

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Readings for Diversity and Social Justice

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Routledge #ad - A table of intersections leads you to selections not in the section dedicated to an issue. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. New essay selections in each section of this fourth edition have been carefully chosen to keep topic coverage timely and readings accessible and engaging for students.

Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Retaining the key features and organization that has made readings for diversity and social justice an indispensable text for teaching issues of social justice while simultaneously updating and expanding its coverage, workplace immigration raids, this new edition features: Over 40 new selections considering current topics and events such as the Black Lives Matter movement, the disability rights of prisoners and inmates, wealth inequality, gentrification, and the Keystone XL pipeline protests.

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. The interactions among these topics are highlighted throughout to stress the interconnections among oppressions in everyday life. For nearly 20 years, readings for diversity and Social Justice has been the trusted, leading anthology to cover a wide range of social oppressions from a social justice standpoint.

A more optimistic focus on the role of social justice at all levels of society, whether personal, institutional local, or global, and the intersections among them. With full sections dedicated to racism, heterosexism, classism, as well as an integrative section dedicated to sexism, ableism, religious oppression, and transgender oppression, youth and elder oppression, this bestselling text goes far beyond the range of traditional readers.

A holistic approach to sexism, lesbian, gay, trans and gender-queer oppression that challenges widely-held assumptions about the usual practice of separating analyses of sex and gender binaries.

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The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

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Harvard University Press #ad - Drawing on interviews with dozens of undergraduates at one of America’s most famous colleges and on his own experiences as one of the privileged poor, Jack describes the lives poor students bring with them and shows how powerfully background affects their chances of success. If we truly want our top colleges to be engines of opportunity, university policies and campus cultures will have to change.

Jack provides concrete advice to help schools reduce these hidden disadvantages―advice we cannot afford to ignore. Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780618773558. These students approach campus life very differently from students who attended local, and typically troubled, public high schools and are often left to flounder on their own.

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students #ad - Excellent sheep the miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. The privileged poor reveals how―and why―disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive. The ivy league looks different than it used to.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. This bracing and necessary book documents how university policies and cultures can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why these policies hit some students harder than others. Despite their lofty aspirations, top colleges hedge their bets by recruiting their new diversity largely from the same old sources, admitting scores of lower-income black, Latino, and white undergraduates from elite private high schools like Exeter and Andover.

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Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

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Bloomsbury Publishing #ad - Slavery funded colleges, built campuses, and paid the wages of professors. A groundbreaking exploration of the intertwined histories of slavery, and higher education in America, racism, from a leading African American historian. A 2006 report commissioned by brown university revealed that institution's complex and contested involvement in slavery--setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country.

Isbn13: 9780618773558. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Enslaved americans waited on faculty and students; academic leaders aggressively courted the support of slave owners and slave traders. In ebony and ivy, slavery, craig steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, and the American academy.

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But brown's troubling past was far from unique. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

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The Truth about College Admission: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together

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Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - Isbn13: 9780618773558. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! The expert authors―with inside knowledge from both the high school and university sides of the experience―provide critical advice, thoughtful strategies, helpful direction, and invaluable reassurance during the long and often bewildering college admission journey.

A high school counselor and a college admission director help families on the path to a positive college search and admission experience. Is your family just starting to think about visiting colleges? Maybe you are in the throes of the experience, feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Condition: New. Did we miss a deadline? should we be looking in-state or out-of-state, comprehensive, big school or small school? And what is a "FAFSA" anyway? The Truth about College Admission is the easy-to-follow, go-to guide for families.

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Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Helpful sections like "try this, feeling less stressed, " and "Check In" show your family how to have open and balanced conversations to keep everyone on the same page, " "Talk about This, and actually enjoying the adventure together. The truth about college admission is the practical and inspiring guidebook your family needs, an essential companion along the path to college acceptance.

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