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In different countries and for different reasons, university admissions policies are under attack.Last year, Oxford admitted more students from 12 private schools than it did from all 841 state comprehensive schools.That means that the exam scores of students who go to the best schools should be discounted to whatever extent will achieve the most scholastically able intake.To promote still greater social mobility by admitting students from disadvantaged schools who are not likely to do as well as other applicants would compromise the university's educational standards, and it is not obvious that universities should go that far.Harvard will need to show that its personal rating of applicants passes this fairness test and is not a rerun of the de facto quotas that Ivy League universities began using in the 1920s to reduce the number of Jewish students they admitted.Oxford and Cambridge, on the other hand, are on firm ground if they are selecting applicants with the highest scholastic ability by discounting the exam scores of students from private schools.
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