Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ten essential books about higher education in America

At the Christian Science Monitor, Kristin Rawls came up with a list of ten must-read books about higher education in America, including:
The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges – and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates, by Daniel Golden

In this book, Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Golden puts the tradition of legacy admissions under a microscope and considers how the system functions as affirmative action for the rich. The book shows how legacy admissions can privilege the under-qualified children of elites and how it perpetuates a stratified class system.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue