Equal Opportunities . . . Not Outcomes; 'Holistic' Downgrading of College Admissions Standards?
Byline: Ken Blackwell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
One of the most contentious social and political debates of our time pits the opposing goals of equality of opportunity versus equality of outcome.
Some would claim the point was settled before the Founding of the American republic in that the Declaration of Independence recognized as an unalienable right the pursuit of happiness rather than happiness itself. Others argue that various social and political disadvantages through history create the need for more balanced outcomes as recompense for past wrongs.
This discussion is no more heated than in the world of education. The question of opportunity versus outcome is vexing and whether the discussion …
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Publication information: Article title: Equal Opportunities . . . Not Outcomes; 'Holistic' Downgrading of College Admissions Standards?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 20, 2009. Page number: A21. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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