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Extraordinary Mediocrity

Alex Posecznick

in Selling Hope and College: Merit, Markets, and Recruitment in an Unranked School

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707582
eISBN:
9781501708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707582.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter presents a historical analysis of the American culture of meritocracy as manifested in education. Merit is most often understood as being a personal matter, as existing in individual ... More


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