Will Texas Still Need Racial Preferences?

Posting on Jay Greene’s blog, Matt Ladner of the Goldwater Institute notes that the University of Texas system has just joined the growing EdX movement, giving a further boost to online education. That means that exactly where a student is officially enrolled makes rather little difference, and it leads Ladner to ask, “Second, how ironic is it that this announcement comes on the heels of the Supreme Court arguments over UT Austin’s affirmative action policy? Soon people from all over the globe will be taking University of Texas courses, making the scarcity of university spots underlying such policies potentially obsolete, almost certainly less severe.”

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College (Waukesha, Wis.) and a J.D. from ...

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