Researchers Find that Top Colleges Discriminate Against Low Income Students Even When They’re Just as Smart as Rich Ones

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“If you need more evidence that the world is stacked up against regular folks, a team of Harvard University economists have found that elite colleges discriminate against students from middle and lower income brackets, while preferring applicants from the upper crust of society — even when academic qualifications are equal. This study comes as the US Department of Education has just kickstarted an investigation into Harvard’s increasingly controversial legacy admissions, opening a new front in the complex battle over access to higher education.”


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