College Admissions And "Fairness"


A few weeks ago, I posted a thread on the College Confidential discussion forum entitled College Admissions Will Never Be Fair. So far, it has generated six pages of comments. The original article from Bloomberg that inspired my thread has 75 comments from readers so far. Obviously, this is a sensitive topic. Let's think about the role that “fairness" plays in college admissions.

The big news this past week in the world of college admissions is the change ordered by the Trump administration regarding affirmative action. As the New York Times reports, “The Trump administration said Tuesday that it was abandoning Obama administration policies that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, signaling that the administration will champion race-blind admissions standards."

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