By Brian Pusser

Burning Down the home provides a riveting research of 1 of the main nationally fashionable and bitterly contested coverage battles within the background of yankee greater schooling: the fight to get rid of affirmative motion on the collage of California. A well timed and crucial addition to the literature on affirmative motion, it examines the political, monetary, felony, and organizational elements that formed the controversy in California and gives specified perception into the modern politics of admissions coverage, collage governance, and the position of upper schooling in broader kingdom and nationwide political contests to come back.

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The struggle over affirmative action policies at the University of California in the period 1994–1996 embodied many of the same issues as were raised at the founding of the university. Issues of race and socioeconomic class conjoined in a contest over access and allocation of education and public resources. In both Context Shaping the Affirmative Action Contest 31 cases, the issues of redress of economic inequality and racial discrimination were deeply intertwined in the politics and discourse of the respective conflicts.

It failed to move out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, as it received support from all the Republican members of the committee and none of the Democratic majority. The Judiciary Committee hearings on the bill would ultimately be quite central to the shaping of Regents’ proposals SP-1 and SP-2. Custred and Wood testified at the hearings, and for the first time they met UC Regent Ward Connerly, who also testified on behalf of the Richter bill. Custred and Wood were impressed by Connerly’s presentation.

3 UC Berkeley Freshman Applications and Admissions, Fall 1980–Fall 1994. (Source: UC Berkeley Office of Student Research Data). 4 Number of Applicants to UC San Diego, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz by Academic Index: 1994. (Source: UCOP Data Tables). academic indexes than did UC San Diego, while both campuses received far more applications with high academic indexes than did UC Santa Cruz. 5 presents data on the academic indexes of students actually admitted to the three campuses. 5 Number of Admits to UC San Diego, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz by Academic Index: 1994.

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