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The Price of Admission (Updated Edition): How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way Into Elite Colleges--And Who Gets Left Outside the Gates
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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Golden argues that America, the so-called land of opportunity, is rapidly becoming an aristocracy in which Americas richest families receive special access to elite higher education, enabling them to give their children even more of a head start. ...NATIONAL BESTSELLER - "A fire-breathing, righteous attack on the culture of superprivilege."--Michael Wolff, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Fire and Fury, in the New York Times Book Review

NOW WITH NEW REPORTING ON OPERATION VARSITY BLUES

In this explosive and prescient book, based on three years of investigative report­ing, Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Golden shatters the myth of an American meri­tocracy. Naming names, along with grades and test scores, Golden lays bare a corrupt system in which middle-class and working-class whites and Asian Ameri­cans are routinely passed over in favor of wealthy white students with lesser credentials--children of alumni, big donors, and celebrities. He reveals how a family donation got Jared Kushner into Harvard, and how colleges comply with Title IX by giving scholarships to rich women in "patrician sports" like horseback riding and crew.

With a riveting new chapter on Operation Varsity Blues, based on original re­porting, The Price of Admission is a must-read--not only for parents and students with a personal stake in college admissions but also for those disturbed by the growing divide between ordinary and privileged Americans.

Praise for The Price of Admission

"A disturbing expos of the influence that wealth and power still exert on admission to the nation's most prestigious universities."--The Washington Post

"Deserves to become a classic."--The Economist

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
1400097975
EAN
9781400097975
Publication Date
25/09/2007
Pages
400
Dimension
20.07cm x 12.95cm x 1.78cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Golden, Daniel
Daniel Golden is Deputy Bureau Chief at the Boston bureau of "The Wall Street Journal," where he has covered education since 1999. Previously, he was a reporter at the" Boston Globe," The recipient of numerous journalistic honors and awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award, he holds a B.A. from Harvard College. He lives with his wife and son in Belmont, Massachusetts.




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