xii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : April is the cruellest month Demystifying merit The multiple missions of modern universities Open admissions and the community colleges How the academically rich get richer The test : understanding the SAT Admissions tests : uses, abuses, alternatives The SAT on trial Affirmative action and the legacy of Bakke Justifying affirmative action Sowing the seeds of higher education Summing up, looking ahead.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-257) and index.