|David Deming and John Friedman on Highly Selective College Admissions|
Nat Malkus, The Report Card
Selective colleges and their admissions practices are receiving a lot of scrutiny in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action—and plenty of questions. Does going to a highly selective college affect long-term outcomes? To what extent does socioeconomic background influence chances of admission? And how can highly selective colleges improve social mobility and diversify the American elite?
Two prominent economists who study education, skill development, and economic inequality weigh in.