Commentary: Meritocratic exceptionality and affirmative action policy in higher education in Chile

Francisco Gil, Marcela Orellana


We have written this commentary on the work “Meritocratic Exceptionality and Affirmative Action Policy in Higher Education in Chile” with the aim of complementing it with the background and points of view of people who have been rowing against the tide for 30 years, in favor of access for students who, during their secondary education, took full advantage of the opportunities they found in their socio-educational contexts, but whose doors are closed to them by the walls of “selective” universities. We hope, with hope, that the points of view of the authors of the work plus ours will be a contribution to the dismantling of the current social segregation of our country, which generates so much structural violence.


University inclusion; democratization of opportunities; civil society


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