How Increasing College Access Is Increasing Inequality, and What to Do About It

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Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

The authors share their research on a coherent and concrete way for colleges and universities to provide a leg up to economically disadvantaged students in the selective college admissions. This research was referenced in the affirmative action Supreme Court Case Fisher vs. University of Texas in two amicus briefs: Fisher I: Brief of the American Association for Affirmative Action as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent and Fisher II: Brief of Richard D. Kahlenberg as Amicus Curiae in Support of Neither Party. This book chapter appears in Rewarding Strivers edited by Richard D. Kahlenberg.

Low-income students, affirmative action programs, race and ethnicity, educational inequality, Universities and colleges--Admission