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, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 327–328 | Cite as

A Modest Proposal Regarding College Admissions

  • Frederick M. HessEmail author
VARSITY BLUES

Abstract

Colleges have shown themselves unable or unwilling to maintain the integrity of the admissions process, with abundant concerns about fraudulent applications, “legacy” admissions, and the special treatment of wealthy benefactors. This is particularly troubling at selective colleges, whose diplomas provide a fast pass to professional success and economic well-being. Given that, here is a modest proposal for instittuions of higher education which regard themselves as engines of opportunity: adopting a system of lottery admissions, which treats equally all applicants who have earned a high school diploma (or its equivalent).

Keywords

Education College Post-secondary education Reform Admissions Opportunity 

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Copyright information

© The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature  2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Enterprise InstituteWashingtonUSA

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