Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. lovecindy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: May 2008
    • Posts: 83
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Smile a neat parable of meritocracy revisited

    Hi, everyone. It's sunny today after raining cats and dogs for several days.

    Last year, the average standardised test score of this group was in the top 7% in the country. Among the rest of CUNY's students averages are lower, but they are now just breaking into the top third (compared with the bottom third in 1997). CUNY does not appear alongside Harvard and Stanford on lists of America's top colleges, but its recent transformation offers a neat parable of meritocracy revisited.

    What do the bold words mean, especially the underlined words?

    Thank you in advance. Have a nice weekend, everyone.

  2. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: a neat parable of meritocracy revisited

    From meritocracy - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    1 : a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement

    2 : leadership selected on the basis of intellectual criteria

Similar Threads

  1. a meritocracy leavened with egalitarianism
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-May-2008, 15:24


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts