Definition of meritocracy
- only the elite, in that new meritocracy, would enjoy the opportunity for self-fulfillment
- —R. P. Warren
- many private schools have sold their birthright by choosing … "diversity" over scholarly meritocracy
- —L. G. Crovitz
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