Michael W. Kirst. 1998. "New Criteria for University Admissions."
Proposition 209 in California and a recent federal appellate ruling in Texas (Hopwood v. Texas) have stopped affirmative-action admissions practice in their tracks. Universities have had no choice but to radically overhaul their admissions criteria, hoping that the new criteria they develop will somehow continue to promote minority admissions while adhering to the laws banning the consideration of race. In this article, the author considers evidence from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California at Davis, as he begins to evaluate the impact of these new admissions criteria on students in these states.
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