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Just Say ‘No’ to Preferences

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I argue that state colleges and universities ought to drop legacy preferences for the same reason they should drop all other preferences.

Even if it’s true that legacy preferences can marginally increase alumni donations, that’s of little consequence compared to the principle that governmental institutions should, to the greatest extent possible, treat all citizens equally.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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