Post-affirmative action, let’s look past our obsession with the Ivy Leagues and other elite schools
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down affirmative action in college admissions last June fueled heated debates and raised questions about the distribution of opportunities to attend highly selective education institutions.
Among them is: How will we ensure diverse leadership in this country if student diversity decreases at Ivy League and other top colleges?
That question, while well-intentioned, is overly narrow. We should instead be asking this: Why are we so laser-focused on the graduates of a tiny number of schools, presuming they are the rightful inhabitants of leadership posts in business and government?
Originally published: February 5, 2024
Author: Jonathan Koppell
Institution: Montclair State University
Published by: The Hechinger Report