Consistently Against Admissions Preferences

In this piece published on the NAS site, Glenn Ricketts explains why the National Association of Scholars has taken a consistent position against admissions preferences of any kind for students and hiring preferences of any kind for faculty, staff, etc. Among other links, he includes one to the amicus brief NAS has signed on to in Fisher v. Texas — the case that ought to revisit Justice O’Connor’s factually weak and legally threadbare opinion in Grutter.

Every prominent higher-education figure in the country praises “diversity” and proclaims that it is one of the highest, if not the highest, goals of the school. I suspect that deep down, many of them know that it is just baloney, but don’t dare say so.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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