Charles Murray’s policy proposals

To narrow the class divide, that is.  I am almost completely in disagreement (how about more aid and opportunity, less attempted equalization?), the Op-Ed is here.  In the form of a list:

1. Apply the minimum wage to internships for the young, so privileged children cannot so easily receive this training.

2. Replace the SAT with specific subject tests.

3. Replace ethnic affirmative action with socioeconomic affirmative action.

4. Sue to challenge the constitutionality of a B.A. degree as a job requirement.

He does admit these proposals will not do so much good in absolute terms, but he nonetheless praises them for their symbolic value.


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