Source: KCBS Radio: Eliminating “Legacy Admissions” in Universities Evens The Playing Field
Affirmative action is no longer legal in college admissions, after it was outlawed this summer by the U.S. Supreme Court. But many universities still give preference to so-called “legacies”, The children of alumni and prominent donors.
A recent report found that at at least three colleges in California, some of those applicants get in even when they’re not qualified for admission. An attempt to ban legacy admissions in the Golden State fell short four years ago, but now the author of that bill wants to try again.
For more, KCBS Radio's Political reporter, Doug Sovern spoke with State Assembly Member Phil Ting of San Francisco.