Yes!!! In many cases it is better to be a minority or low-income student!
Statistics show that among low income families, often including single parent
homes, there is a real aversion to education, even free public school level
education, with an astronomical drop out rate. Therefore, there is
a disproportionately small number of low income students who have wither the
interest of preparation to attend college. So, why is it a failure of the
schools if their enrollment reflects accurately the proportions of the college
age population which is interested and prepared?Equality of
opportunity does not guarantee equality of outcomes. Individuals, and their
parents, have a tremendous influence on the desire for higher education. Some groups (especially Asian Americans) really stress it and a
disproportionately large number attend college. Others, notably African
Americans, have the opposite attitude.Not everyone can, or should go
to college, and demanding quotas to reflect some arbitrary racial, ethnic, or
economic numbers is a disservice to everyone.
Why on earth would anyone PURPOSELY recruit low income students? Thats like
purposely giving low income people subprime mortgages, telling the government to
assume all the risk, and then letting bankers run wild. We should stop stupidly
giving so much to people who don't have, because that's the incentive
for improvement. And aren't the MAJORITY of students "poor?" Yup. I
was when I went to school. And it was that $8/hr pathetic paycheck that partly
motivated to get an education.
The divisiveness bug is spreading again.I thought grades were a
deciding factor--not income.