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A Kingly Proposal


If you read all the way to the penultimate paragraph in this article from today’s Inside Higher Ed, you’ll find a description of an excellent amendment that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is planning to propose for the Higher Education Act this week. The idea is to require federally funded colleges and universities to report (a) whether they award racial and ethnic admission preferences and, if so, (b) how they meet the limits placed on them by the Supreme Court’s decisions in the University of Michigan cases. Great idea: It’s hard enough to defend such discrimination, and it is completely indefensible that such discrimination take place secretly and illegally in federally funded programs.


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