Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Kenneth Oldfield and Class

Ken Oldfield, a fellow I have blogged about before, has a new article out "Social Class-Based Affirmative Action in High Places: Democratizing Dean Selection at America's Law Schools," 34 J. Leg. Prof. 307. I do not know if it is accessable yet since he was kind enough send a reprint. As far as I know he is the first to take on the class issue as it applies to high level administrative posts. His presentation is persuasive and thorough but I was struck mainly by a line that he quotes from Peter Sacks, class "is the grand organizing principle of our higher educations system." Of course the problem is that those who organize the system are not about to let go.

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