Meade wrote:Huckleby wrote:Hopefully the response will be to create poverty-based preferences.
Because, when it comes to college, nothing predicts success like poverty.
well, lets look at that: If a kid from a poor background has a strong application, that is more impressive in many ways than a kid from a wealthy background with an otherwise similar application. The kid from poverty is more likely to succeed, once he catches-up educationally.
The choice to give preference to the poorer kid is reasonable just on Darwinian grounds. Agreed?
Well, then you can add-on the societal benefits of spreading the example of success to poorer groups and areas.
This affirmative action thing has a lot going for it.