Peter Schrag, a longtime education writer and editor, is the co-author of When Europe Was a Prison Camp: Father and Son Memoirs, 1940-41 (Indiana University Press, 2015) and author of Paradise Lost: California's Experience, America's Future, and California: America's High-Stakes Experiment. He is a former editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee.
New data show just how successful affirmative action programs have been at elite colleges and universities. Too bad those data might not have much relevance for the current debate over preferences in higher education.Peter SchragMarch-April 1999
Proposition 209 signals the end of gender and racial favoritism in California, but it may also be the beginning of affirmative action by other means.Peter SchragJanuary-February 1997
Vouchers would auction off our future.Peter SchragWinter 1993