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The big test : the secret history of the American meritocracy

Author: Nicholas Lemann
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of the Educational Testing Service and the attempt to form an elite by sorting students, "fairly and dispassionately."
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry Chauncey; Henry Chauncey; Henry Chauncey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Lemann
ISBN: 0374299846 9780374299842
OCLC Number: 41482226
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 406 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Moral Equivalent of Religion --
Henry Chauncey's Idea --
The Glass Slipper --
Native Intelligence --
The Natural Aristocracy --
Victory --
IQ Joe --
The Census of One Ability --
The Standard Gauge --
In the System --
Meritocracy --
The Master Plan --
Rah! Rah! Rah! --
Chauncey at Yale --
The Negro Problem --
The Fall of Clark Kerr --
The Invention of the Asian-American --
Mandarins --
The Weak Spot --
Working --
The Fall of William Turnbull --
The Guardians --
Behind the Curtain --
Berkeley Squeezed --
Molly's Crisis --
The Case of Winton Manning --
Surprise Attack --
No Retreat --
The Fundis and the Realos --
Changing Sides --
Defeat --
Afterword: A Real Meritocracy.
Responsibility: Nicholas Lemann.

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A history of the Educational Testing Service and the attempt to form an elite by sorting students, "fairly and dispassionately."
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