Affirmative Action Now: A Guide for Students, Families, and Counselors

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This timely work addresses the present state of affirmative action in higher education after the landmark decisions of Gratz v. Bollnger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Informative chapters provide an overall understanding of the history of affirmative action in higher education in the United States, pointers 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 ...

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Overview

This timely work addresses the present state of affirmative action in higher education after the landmark decisions of Gratz v. Bollnger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Informative chapters provide an overall understanding of the history of affirmative action in higher education in the United States, pointers 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. Accessible, practical and up-to-date, this one-stop guide reassures students and families that higher education remains within their grasp.

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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Editorial Reviews

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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."

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"[U]seful guide for prospective college students, their families, school counselors, and college and university administrators….The appendix is rich….The application checklist for prospective college students is another bonus….Although the book might seem complex, it contains important information that teens and adults can use."

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VOYA - KaaVonia Hinton-Johnson
Beckman, editor of Affirmative Action: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 2004), returns to the topic in this useful guide for prospective college students, their families, school counselors, and college and university administrators. Since the 2003 landmark decisions in Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger, the understanding of affirmative action in terms of university acceptances and scholarships has diminished. Beckman attempts to explain the "current status of affirmative action in the terrain of higher education." In light of the recent controversy surrounding the $250 scholarship offered to white students at Boston University in protest of race-based scholarships, this book is timely. The author begins by providing a brief history of affirmative action before carefully explaining that affirmative action was put in place to help underrepresented groups, including women, veterans, and people who are disabled. Students will find the chapters "Six Steps to Completing the Compelling Application Essay" and "General Advice to Students and Parents in Navigating the Maze" helpful. The appendix is rich, making up more than half of the book. It includes a table of all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. In addition to providing information about the student body, the table also indicates whether the college or university uses race, alumni relations, or legacies in admissions decisions. The application checklist for prospective college students is another bonus found in the appendix. Although the book might seem complex, it contains important information that teens and adults can use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313334153
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2006
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES A. BECKMAN is Associate Professor, Law and Justice, University of Tampa, Florida. He is the editor of the widely acclaimed Affirmative Action: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood 2004), which reviewers have called "inspired" and "essential."

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

How did we get to this Point? A Brief History of the usage of Affirmative Action in Higher Education from the Tumultuous Civil Rights Era to Gratz and Grutter in 2003

Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger: The Changing Affirmative Action Analysis

Immediate Impact and Implementation of Decisions on College and University Admissions Program after Gratz and Grutter

What about Affirmative Action in "Percentage Plan" States? The Unsettled Status of Afirmative Action in Higher Education in California, Texas, and Florida after Gratz and Grutter

General Advice to Students and Parents in Navigating the Maze

Six Steps to Completing the Compelling Application Essay

Consideration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Admittedly a "Different World"

Financial Aid and Student Aid in the Post Gratz and Grutter

Veterans and Affirmative Action

Future of Affirmative Action in Higher Education and Admissions

Appendix 1: Four Year Degree Granting Colleges and Universities, the Use of Affirmative Action (or Lack Thereof), and Minority Enrollment Data

Appendix 2: U.S. Department of Education Final Policy Guidance Regarding Race and National Origin Based Financial Aid

Appendix 3: Recommended Resources and Internet Sites

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