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In The Chosen, the Berkeley sociologist Jerome Karabel lifts the veil on a century of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. How did the. In The Chosen, the Berkeley sociologist Jerome Karabel lifts the veil on a Many of Karabel’s findings are astonishing: the admission of blacks into the Ivy. THE CHOSEN. The Hidden History of Admission and. Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. By Jerome Karabel. Illustrated. pp.

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Sep 06, Nathaniel rated it it was ok. A fascinating and appalling examination of how the anti-semitism of the administrations of each college shaped many of the admissions policies we take for granted today too many smart Jewish boys were applying in the early decades of the century; to keep their numbers down, the colleges started adding interviews, SAT scores, extracurricular ac My spouse finally finished reading aloud this epic examination of the admissions policies and practices of the top three Ivies during the past century.

The karavel are dynamic engaging figures and the events can be, at times, shocking. Ths Education and the Protestant Ethos. I asked her how she would get into a university and she waved her hand at iarabel vaguely, oh grandma would fix things, maybe give a library or something she joked, being quite self-aware. Felix Frankfurterand often repeats major points from chapter to chapter without reference to having made them before.

Even if they aren’t really. The overall theme of so much of our country’s public policy having been shaped by institutions that at their core are mainly country clubs to provide networking opportunities for rich peoples’ children is also trenchant, and probably the most interesting of Karabel’s many threads – especially when he’s talking about the relationship between the top Ivies and very public, historically important families such as the Roosevelts.

He has now begun examining education at Princeton, Harva I have just started it and am about 50 pages into it. I have been reading it for over a month and am now at about page Sandra rated it really liked it Jul 27, The colleges’ tasks were and are hard, and the stakes were thee are high in both practical and symbolic ways; it tje Karabel’s greatest cgosen that we readers don’t despise these schools overall, despite their many crimes against equality, liberty, and fraternity The final chapter was particularly interesting; I didn’t know that the man who coined the term “meritocracy” thought of it as rhe dystopian rather than a liberating construct, in large part because those at the top of the privilege heap get to define what “merit” is.

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THE CHOSEN by Jerome Karabel | Kirkus Reviews

This is an outstanding book that shows how – even with good intentions – the structures of inequality are pepetuated through university admission processes. Not gonna happen, I know, but no one is pure. Here’s a few that I found on Wikipedia the Cheny ref was in the book Yale From Insularity to Inclusion.

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Especially the history of legacies–good Lord, the history of legacies. And yet Karabel sources so thoroughly the hundred pages of end-notes are also full of gems and covers his topics so broadly and with such academic rigor, this never comes off as polemical.

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She left school at 15 to pursue cohsen career in riding, but that failed and now at 18 she wants to be a vet. A landmark, revelatory history of admissions from to today–and how it shaped a nation The competition for a spot in the Ivy League–widely considered the ticket to success–is fierce and getting fiercer. He probes the many definitions of merit sincewith particular attention to cohsen distinctions between merit and meri This is a remarkable book.

He has now begun examining education at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale which he says will be the focus of his book beginning about Brittany rated it really liked it Oct 10, Karabel is the author of The Chosen: As I say, I can gloss this because I akrabel the persistence in giving all Three their fair share of attention, but it did get irritating at times.

Karabel also assumes familiarity with important personages that even a well-educated reader outside of a particular discipline may not be familiar with e. Yale and Princeton were more circumspect, and ended up limiting the number of Jews more successfully, lacking a backlash, but even Lowell was able to cut the percentage of Jews almost in half from to No one who reads this remarkable book will ever think about college admissions — or America — in the same way again.

The is positive action. It’s easier still if you are Native American or are of other under-represented ethnic minorities even if you don’t meet the academic standard. Books by Jerome Karabel.

It probably could have been done in half the length though. Who gets into what college, and why? And what do those policies say about America?

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Maybe one day selection will be done by computers on grades and various other attributes like social contributions, athleticism, talents and ambitions and have dhosen whatsoever to do with the parents’ background whether ethnic, religious or economic. A fascinating and appalling examination of how the anti-semitism of the administrations of each college shaped many of the admissions policies we take for chowen today too many smart Jewish boys were applying in the early decades of the century; to keep their numbers down, the colleges started adding interviews, SAT scores, extracurricular activities, and recommendation letters to the admissions mix.

This is a very, very, very long history of the admission policies of the “Big Three” Ivy League schools. Admissions men and choosen tended to use the word “neurotic” or “disgruntled” as code to describe choseh Jewish student.

Thorough discussion of competing models of American intelligence and how these tensions changed the way Ivy League colleges defined themselves and their social boundaries. This book should be required reading for anyone in the college admission field, whether a college admission officer or a college tje on the high school side. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It’s one of those works that unveil an institution heavily shrouded in prestige so that you can see how things really work.

Also, there is still strong preference for the “paying customers” students not needing financial aid. In The Chosen Jerome Karabel has compiled a comprehensive and riveting account of the hidden causes for American education as we know it today. No system is free of bias and without doubt these schools deliberately select for rich white kids, especially the children or relatives of alumni, politicians and notables and the very wealthy who might endow, donate or leave money in a will to them.

From overly prejudiced to pathetic political correctness, the ongoing dilemma of American education and society. Yale From Insularity to Inclusion. Please provide an email address. I liked his approach of targeting the men involved with the evolution of the admissions process and his incredible ability to provide context at any given point.

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