George Will: The College Board tries to solve a social problem that it's unsuited to solve

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  • Nate Pleasant Grove, UT
    June 9, 2019 10:11 p.m.

    Why not leave the test as objective as possible, and let the admissions office decide how much weight to give it?

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    June 9, 2019 9:34 p.m.

    "Caution, however, is in order. Further breaking higher education to the saddle of the state is an imprudent (and, which is much the same thing, unconservative) objective."

    I agree with Will on this point. But I am also tired of one-way rules. If colleges are to be subject to all manner of federal controls that benefit left wing causes and views of the world, including Title IX and other federal rules regarding equality between the sexes--including in areas where women may simply have less interest and the market certainly has less interest than men--then I will demand that colleges also be subject to racial and other anti-discrimination laws that benefit conservative views.

    If discrimination against Jews, blacks, hispanics and other such groups is a bad thing--and it certainly is--then discrimination against whites and Asians or even those who come best prepared because of money or family culture is just as bad.

    If private colleges are to be allowed to effectively discriminate against certain protected groups in order to have some desired quality to the student body, then that must be permitted for all manner of qualities including religious observance as well.