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ERIC Number: EJ838826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-10
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Asian-Americans Give U. of California an Unexpected Fight over Admissions Policy
Schmidt, Peter
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n31 pA21 Apr 2009
Largely because of their high aspirations for their children, many Chinese immigrants are acutely aware of the University of California's new undergraduate-admissions policy. With the new policy, the Board of Regents hopes to widen the applicant pool and give campuses more flexibility in selecting students. Asian-Americans bitterly oppose it, believing they'll lose out. One university analysis supports their view, suggesting the Asian-American share of students would decline under the new system. Several of the state's most prominent Asian-American leaders, feeling that the university blindsided them by adopting the admissions policy with little advance notice of how it would affect Asian enrollments, have responded by blindsiding the university with a campaign of resistance involving legislative pressure, threats of litigation, and angry letters and phone calls from Asian-American parents and alumni.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California