ERIC Number: ED192937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for the Bakke Decision: Chicanos, Higher Education and the Supreme Court.
As the decision in the Bakke case drew near, Chicanos addressed the question of what they and higher education could do to insure increased minority admissions into graduate and professional schools. Commonly suggested proposals of changing formal admissions criteria and direct intervention by the law and government often cause more problems than they solve and, at best, address only a small part of the difficulties and dialogue between minority applicants and higher education. As an alternative to those simplistic suggestions, a combination affirmative action approach could include, but not be limited to, some variation of an open admissions system, changes in the traditional ways of selecting faculty members, moving the direct responsibility for minority admission to higher levels of administrative responsibility, precisely defining service areas for different minority populations, recognizing and using the political profiteering that accompanies present admission practices, retesting terminology to eliminate ambiguous phrases and ambivalent wording, and initiating a low budget commission to study the applicability of open access in graduate and professional training. (Author/NEC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, College Admission, College Applicants, College Entrance Examinations, Competitive Selection, Court Litigation, Disadvantaged, Educational Discrimination, Eligibility, Equal Education, Government Role, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Open Enrollment, Racial Composition, Reverse Discrimination
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Chicanos; Supreme Court