Tyranny of the meritocracy is a must read for all those who have guessed but could not prove that our hypercompetitive approach to higher education which rewards those with the most wealth and privilege and blames the rest for their plight not only makes a mockery of the term meritocracy but endangers our democracy. The tyranny of the meritocracy book read 22 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers democratizing higher education in america as want to read lani guinier professor of law at harvard university has written a persuasive argument against the prevalence of high stakes testing particularly the sat as the primary way . Pdf on jan 1 2016 nolan l cabrera and others published the tyranny of meritocracy democratizing higher education in america by lani guinier find read and cite all the research you need on . These are questions central to lani guiniers book the tyranny of meritocracy the text is divided into two sections the first is a searing critique of limited views of merit that dominate contemporary college admissions in the second guinier offers possible solutions to the current system which she labels testocracy . Lani guinier harvards first black tenured law professor has the gift of dazzling us in speech and on the page this one is a mustread essence magazine the tyranny of meritocracy is a timely book with more colleges and universities adopting test optional admissions policies strident criticism of the new common core
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