A news piece that seems to be gaining traction is the complaint filed by the Asian-American Coalition for Education (AACE) against Yale, Brown and Dartmouth with the US Departments of Education and Justice. If this sounds eerily familiar to a complaint that was dropped against Harvard last year, your memory is working properly. (That suit cited third-party academic research showing that Asian-Americans had to have to SAT scores that were on average about 140 points higher than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students and 450 points higher than African-American students to be equally competitive at Harvard. At the time, the SAT wass scored on a 2400-point scale.) In fact, AACE released an accompanying petition stating it at least hopes social and political pressures will increase the number of Asian American admitted applicants based on the results of previous DOE investigations.
So what do you think should be done? Should admission to elite colleges become more of a meritocracy perhaps to the detriment of affirmative action? If more Asians should be admitted, which group should see its spots reduced? These are questions politicians will be grappling with in 2016 and beyond.
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