Affirmative Action Now: A Guide For Students, Families, And Counselors by James A. Beckman

Affirmative Action Now: A Guide For Students, Families, And Counselors

byJames A. Beckman

Hardcover | March 31, 2006

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This timely work addresses the present state of affirmative action in higher education after the landmark decisino of Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Informative chapters provide an overall understanding of the history of affirmative action in higher eduction in the United States, pionters to students on writing the crucial application essay, and discussion of the "percentage plan" states. Other chapters explore financial and student aid and historically black colleges and universities, and offer advice for veterans returning to school. Resource chapters include lists of print and nonprint sources for further research and reading. Affirmative Action Now facilitates understanding of the current practice of affirmative action in undergraduate, graduate, and professional school admissions. Concrete suggestions, including 15 rules to consider when applying for admission, provide a leg-up to the attentive student. In addition, detailed appendices provide an Affirmative Action Application Checklist along with other helpful data. Students, families and counselors will find a goldmine of useful information and practical advice in this accessible guide.

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Title:Affirmative Action Now: A Guide For Students, Families, And CounselorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:425 pages, 9.54 × 6.34 × 1.45 inPublished:March 31, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313334153

ISBN - 13:9780313334153

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?While about one in five U.S. college students is a minority, many schools are unclear about the legalities of promoting inclusiveness. Beckman clarifies issues in the evolving affirmative action in higher education area, from the Bakke Supreme Court decision in 1978 through the landmark Grutter v. Bollinger case in 2003. More than half of the guide consists of a table of the affirmative action policy (if any) and minority enrollment at four-year colleges and universities, Federal guidelines on race as a consideration in financial aid decisions, resources, and a college application checklist.??Reference & Research Book News