We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"A recent study of the applicants to seven elite colleges in 1997 found that Asian students were much more likely to be rejected than seemingly similar students of other races. Also, athletes and students from top high schools had admissions edges, as did low-income African-Americans and Hispanics."
"Translating the advantages into SAT scores, study author Thomas Espenshade, a Princeton sociologist, calculated that African-Americans who achieved 1150 scores on the two original SAT tests had the same chances of getting accepted to top private colleges in 1997 as whites who scored 1460s and Asians who scored perfect 1600s."
"As the controversies at Yale, Duke and Harvard captured national attention, professors from other universities havenít had much to say in defense of liberty of thought and discussion either. This silence represents a collective failure of Americaís professors of colossal proportions. What could be a clearer sign of our professorsí loss of understanding of the requirements of liberal education than their failure to defend liberty of thought and discussion where it touches them most directly?"
He gives three examples and then says: "This silence represents a collective failure of America's professors of colossal proportions."
B. What would you say to an opposing lawyer in court if he said that with grave moral rectitude?
From No Left Turns: On college admissions.
That was from 1997. 12 years ago. I did a search on 'current humans not suitable for our colleges and universities' and it turns out the top 25 Ivy League and close-to-Ivy-League universities had no less than 10% of their student body present and accounted for via Pell Grants. Harvard - 13%.
My question to you for both articles is: So? ... And, are you going to home-college your offspring to prevent defilement by lowlifes and those slanty-eyed people? I mean, it's a danged shame a body can't go anywheres without a lowlife loser nearby. "Sheesh" is all I haveta say.
Picking a SAT nit: the SAT 800 is the maximum score, not necessarily a perfect score. Last I heard, the SAT organization doesn't announce percentage scores and never has. A person with a SAT 800 has scored as highly as any other, but that may not be 100%.