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[Xmca-l] The non-effects of affirmative action??



The trends documented in this recent NY Times article ought to be of
interest/concern to this discourse community.

mike

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/24/us/affirmative-action.html?hpw&rref=education&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

And look where the explanation is to be found ---

Affirmative action increases the numbers
<http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/06/24/us/affirmative-action-bans.html>
of
black and Hispanic students at many colleges and universities, but experts
say that persistent underrepresentation often stems from equity issues that
begin earlier.

Elementary and secondary schools with large numbers of black and Hispanic
students
<https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/magazine/choosing-a-school-for-my-daughter-in-a-segregated-city.html>
are
less likely to have experienced teachers, advanced courses, high-quality
instructional materials and adequate facilities, according to the United
States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights
<http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-resourcecomp-201410.pdf>
.

Surprise! The explanation stops there. :-(


mike