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Scholars: Fisher Decision Gives Colleges ‘Breathing Room’ to Consider Race in Admissions

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Catherine Morris, and Jamal Watson mention the Supreme Court's decision of upholding the use of race-conscious affirmative action in college admissions. They also quote Anthony Carnevale that, "we’re holding qualified students back, particularly minorities, saying they can’t succeed when in reality, they indeed can."
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Average Student Has Better Chance (77%) of Graduating at Selective Universities than at Open Access Schools (51%)

The theory that an average student, including minority students, will be overmatched at a selective university and will do poorly is empirically unsound, according to a new analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center). In fact, all students with above average test scores will succeed at a higher rate at selective colleges than open-admission…
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