A piece of evidence that affirmative-action programs two not in fact harm beneficiaries via mismatch: Joshua D. Angrist, Parag A. Pathak, and Román Andrés Zárate: Choice and Consequence: Assessing Mismatch at Chicago Exam Schools: "The educational mismatch hypothesis asserts that students are hurt by affirmative action policies that place them in selective schools for which they wouldn't otherwise qualify. We evaluate mismatch in Chicago's selective public exam schools... show that... mismatch arises because exam school admission diverts many applicants from high-performing Noble Network charter schools, where they would have done well.... Exam school applicants' previous achievement, race, and other characteristics that are sometimes said to mediate student-school matching play no role in this story...


#noted #2020-01-03

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