Because of licensing and degree requirements for many jobs, students are being funneled into educational programs that provide them no financial value.
By reinstating the use of the SAT and ACT in the admissions process, the school has ensured that low-income students are given a fair shot at acceptance.
The requirement serves as a counterweight to other components of college applications that decidedly favor wealthier students.
As one of the few purely objective metrics in the college-admissions process, standardized-test scores are key to evening the odds for low-income applicants.
They will almost certainly cost far more — and accomplish far less — than their supporters claim.
It’s not just higher taxes.
New research suggests that cuts to state funding don’t lead to higher tuition costs at public universities.