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Hill, Lori Diane; Bregman, Allyson; Andrade, Fernando – Urban Education, 2015
This study examines the relationship between networks that provide high school students with "social capital for college" (SCFC) and their access to selective institutions. It also explores the link between racial disparities in access to selective colleges and the composition of students' SCFC networks. Findings indicate that while…
Descriptors: Social Capital, High School Students, Urban Schools, Social Networks
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Tierney, William G. – Urban Education, 2007
Throughout the 20th century, one of the central debates pertaining to postsecondary education has been about the concept of merit. Who deserves to go to college? The answer to that question goes to the heart of various policies that have been developed, changed, and debated. Perhaps no other policy has drawn more prominence and criticism than that…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Affirmative Action, Merit Rating, Democratic Values