The Washington Post

Why proxies developed by liberals to approximate affirmative action don't really work.

'Think of how different the school years of all kids – rich and poor -- would be if education were aligned with life, instead of tailored to the needs of Princeton statisticians.'

One of the big education stories of the year was the Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, in which a young woman named Abigail Fisher sued the school claiming she was denied admission in 2008 because of her skin color. Here's a look at the case from Michael J. Feuer, dean and professor at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University and president-elect of the National Academy of Education.

A young woman who didn't get into the school she wanted and blamed it on affirmative action policies is getting a Supreme Court hearing.