Promoting Economic Diversity for College Affordability

The Future of Affirmative Action. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington DC. (2014)

Sara Goldrick-Rab

Despite decades of spending on financial aid and numerous political pronouncements about the importance of ensuring that college opportunities are distributed based on individual merit rather than family background, American higher education remains largely economically homogeneous. Globally, it also stands out as remarkably expensive, particularly relative to real family incomes, which have been declining for several years.

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