Wake Forest University

The future of preferences

Rethinking Admissions

Continuing the Conversation

The future of preferences

Golden noted that a movement is underway to stop the preferences of privilege, with several lawsuits working their way through the courts. What would an end to preferences mean? “It would open more slots for students of demonstrated intellectual brilliance or creative talent, and more slots for children of poverty with tremendous academic potential that’s been suppressed because they went to bad high schools or bounced around from one school to the next. … (It would) demonstrate the continued vitality of the American dream of meritocracy and equal opportunity.”

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