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(The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates.pdf) Every spring thousands of middle class and lower income high school seniors learn that they have been rejected by America s most exclusive colleges What they may never learn is how many candidates like themselves have been passed over in favor of wealthy white students with lesser credentials children of alumni big donors or celebrities br In this explosive book the Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Daniel Golden argues that America the so called land of opportunity is rapidly becoming an aristocracy in which America s richest families receive special access to elite higher education enabling them to give their children even more of a head start Based on two years of investigative reporting and hundreds of interviews with students parents school administrators and admissions personnel some of whom risked their jobs to speak to the author The Price of Admission exposes the corrupt admissions practices that favor the wealthy the powerful and the famous br In The Price of Admission Golden names names along with grades and test scores He reveals how the sons of former vice president Al Gore one time Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist leapt ahead of more deserving applicants at Harvard Brown and Princeton He explores favoritism at the Ivy Leagues Duke the University of Virginia and Notre Dame among other institutions He reveals that colleges hold Asian American students to a higher standard than whites comply with Title IX by giving scholarships to rich women in patrician sports like horseback riding squash and crew and repay congressmen for favors by admitting their children He also reveals that Harvard maintains a Z list for well connected but underqualified students who are quietly admitted on the condition that they wait a year to enroll br The Price of Admission explodes the myth of an American meritocracy the belief that no matter what your background if you are smart and diligent enough you will have access to the nation s most elite universities It is must reading 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 From the Hardcover editionDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges -- and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates books for multiple devices.