Word of the Week: Prescient

As in: “With Young’s prescient book [The Rise of Meritocracy] in mind, the historian Jerome Karabel has summed up the history of selective college admissions as a ‘history of recurrent struggles over the meaning of “merit”‘” (Delbanco, 2012, p.126).

Delbanco, A. (2012). College: What it was, is, and should be. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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