Media Misrepresentation of Affirmative Action Challenged in Expert Commentary

Media Misrepresentation of Affirmative Action Challenged in Expert Commentary

OXFORD, UK — 31st July 2023 — Tutors International, a leading provider of premium private tutoring services, is pleased to announce the publication of an incisive blog post by its founder and CEO, Adam Caller. The post delivers expert commentary on the latest developments in the U.S. educational landscape and the media's portrayal of affirmative action.

In the thought-provoking blog post, "Here is What The Media Is Still Getting Wrong When Reporting on Affirmative Action," Caller analyses the significant shift in university admissions following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which signifies the cessation of race consideration in admissions decisions for both public and private colleges in the U.S.

Adam Caller raises critical concerns over media misrepresentation of affirmative action, pinpointing the media's frequent focus on the gross number of admissions from specific backgrounds instead of considering the proportion of applicants from diverse backgrounds and their corresponding success rates.

Using the Red Car Phenomenon and the Simpson Paradox, Caller illustrates the inherent pitfalls in such misinterpretations of data, emphasising the detrimental effects this can have on an accurate understanding of the issue at hand.

Caller draws on historical examples such as the UC Berkeley gender bias case of 1973 to argue for a media approach that advocates for a surge in the volume of applicants from underrepresented backgrounds rather than placing a discouraging emphasis on potential institutional prejudice.

Additionally, Caller sheds light on the numerous obstacles that often deter individuals from non-typical alum backgrounds from applying to higher education institutions, underscoring the significance of a nuanced understanding of the socio-economic and cultural factors that shape an individual's educational journey.

Finally, Caller highlights inherent flaws within affirmative action programmes, such as using tax payment as a gauge of a family's financial standing, leading to inconsistencies that can blur the effectiveness of these initiatives.

Adam Caller's commentary concludes with a call to action for the media to shift from focusing on mere numbers to proportional representation, pushing for improved comprehension and representation of diversity within applicant pools and calling for substantial enhancements within affirmative action frameworks.

To read Adam Caller's complete commentary, please visit the Tutors International Blog.

About Tutors International

Tutors International provides an unparalleled private tutoring service that matches the right private home tutor with the right child for the student to reach their personal potential and academic excellence fully. Delivering an international private tuition service for children of all ages at different points in their educational journeys, Tutors International is founded on a commitment to finding the perfect tutor to realise each student's specific goals and aspirations. Tutors are available for full-time residential positions, after-school assistance, and home-schooling.

Founded in 1999 by Adam Caller, Tutors International is a private company based in Oxford, a city renowned for academic excellence. Our select clientele receives a personally tailored service, with discretion and confidentiality guaranteed. 

Contact Details



Phone: +44 (0) 1865 435 135

Tutors International
Prama House
267 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 7HT

Note to editors: Adam Caller is available for further comment or interview.

  • Tutors International provides an unparalleled tutoring service that matches the right tutor with the right child, in order for the student to fully reach their personal potential and academic excellence.
  • Providing a service for children of all ages at different points in their educational journeys, Tutors International is a reputable tutoring company founded on a commitment to finding the perfect tutor to realise the specific goals and aspirations of each student.
  • Private Tutors are available for residential full-time positions, after-school assistance, and homeschooling.
  • Founded in 1999 by Adam Caller, Tutors International is a private company based in Oxford, a city renowned for academic excellence. Our select clientele receives a personally tailored service, with discretion and confidentiality guaranteed.

Contact Us

If you would like a Tutor, please fill in this form and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements in detail.

Alternatively, you can reach us by calling +44 1865 435 135.

If you are a tutor, please go to our tutor site.

Your Tutoring Requirements

We know that the cost of our services might be beyond your means. If this is the case, we recommend that you explore other options.

Information sent to Tutors International is never passed on to third parties. For details, see our Privacy Policy.