College Admission Policies: Gateway or Barrier to the Future? - May 7, 1998

Who should go to college? Any qualified student who wants to, right? But what if our colleges and universities do not have enough room to accept every qualified student? And what about those students who cannot afford to attend? What if the college admissions tests we use don't do a good job of distinguishing between those who are qualified and those who are not? What if members of some ethnic and racial groups are admitted in disproportionate numbers? How do we decide who goes and who doesn't?

The answers to these difficult questions are determined largely by the higher education policies established by our elected representatives. At this LegiSchool Town Hall Meeting, you will have a chance to discuss these issues with statewide legislators and to tell them what policies you think make the most sense.