Report from Cooke Foundation Advocates “Poverty Preference” in College Admissions

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation released a report on Monday decrying the slim odds for high-achieving, low-income students of being admitted to elite colleges and universities, ultimately recommending a “poverty preference” to increase low-income student representation.

“According to this pointed critique, today’s admissions outcomes boil down to a series of ‘preferences’— for athletes, legacies, wealthy students, and so on — that stack the deck against the under privileged,” reports the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The authors of the report also credit the lack of low-income student representation to an over-reliance on ACT and SAT scores to reduce applicant pools, a technique they claim unfairly eliminates many low-income students that just barely miss the cut.

Read full story at: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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