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Affirmative action now [electronic resource] : a guide for students, families, and counselors / James A. Beckman.

By: Beckman, James A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 425 p.).ISBN: 0313081514 (e-Book); 9780313081514 (e-Book).Subject(s): Affirmative action programs in education -- Law and legislation -- United States | Universities and colleges -- Admission -- Law and legislation -- United States | Affirmative action programs in education -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | LAW -- Constitutional | LAW -- PublicGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Affirmative action now.DDC classification: 342.7308/7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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 -- How colleges and universities revised or eliminated affirmative action programs in the immediate aftermath of the Gratz and Grutter decisions -- What about affirmative action in "percentage plan" states? The unsettled status of affirmative 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" -- Congratulations : you've been accepted to college, but now need to pay for it : financial aid and student aid in the post-Gratz and Grutter world -- Veterans and affirmative action -- Affirmative action in the coming years.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-417) and index.

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 -- How colleges and universities revised or eliminated affirmative action programs in the immediate aftermath of the Gratz and Grutter decisions -- What about affirmative action in "percentage plan" states? The unsettled status of affirmative 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" -- Congratulations : you've been accepted to college, but now need to pay for it : financial aid and student aid in the post-Gratz and Grutter world -- Veterans and affirmative action -- Affirmative action in the coming years.

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