Day: August 23, 2012

Student Voices
Obama Comes Out In Favor of Affirmative Action

The Obama Administration filed an amicus brief last week advising the Supreme Court to uphold the University of Texas’ policy of factoring race into admissions decisions.  The related case, Fisher v. University of Texas, is the result of a lawsuit filed by a white applicant to the institution who was not granted admission, and who […]

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Investing in Higher Education Will Not Bring Democratic Equality

By Robert Weissberg America’s huge investment in higher education has always had a democratic justification: everyone should be able to attend college because this opportunity would flatten the social pyramid. Yes, a North Dakota State and Harvard degree differ in prestige, but at least the North Dakota State graduate can join the game. Put ideologically, […]

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