Did You Know? The Negative Effects of Affirmative Action on Minority Students

Affirmative action policies aim to increase the representation of minorities in higher education. Some, however, have objected to these policies and argue students should be admitted based on academic merit, not based on race. And evidence suggests that race-based admissions policies negatively affect minority students. In a 2013 article entitled “The Sad Irony of Affirmative … Continue reading “Did You Know? The Negative Effects of Affirmative Action on Minority Students”


Did You Know? Differences Between US and UK Higher Ed Systems

There are several notable differences between the higher education systems in the United States and the United Kingdom. One difference is the breadth of subjects students study.  In the US, students have to take general education courses, which are meant to expose them to subjects outside of their major and provide them with a well-rounded … Continue reading “Did You Know? Differences Between US and UK Higher Ed Systems”