chapter  8
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“Meritocracy” at Middle Age: Skewed Views and Selective Admissions

I have even had a professional reference librarian say to me, “I don’t know that word.” The word causes undergraduates, who are primary players in meritocratic contests, to lower their eyes to their desktops. Perhaps, like me, you’ve had this response: “Meriwhat-cracy?”