October 21, 2003 in Michigan Wolverines

Legislating Legacies

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See what happens when conservatives challenge affirmative action? Well, Senate Democrats are considering a proposal that would take away federal funds from those schools that admit students under legacy program. And that my friends, it the real battle ground for college admissions today. Make no mistake about it; getting into an elite school based on legacy is a dirty little secret that conservatives don’t really want to talk about. Granted most of these children are qualified, but to me, it’s worse than affirmative action programs. At least with affirmative action, underprivildged children who meet certain requirements are given an opportunity to attend certain school to better themselves. Legacy programs just ensure that the children of former graduates are giving special treatment during the admissions process.

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