quote:Originally posted by Kevin41:
more for the blkCON's to explain:
THE DANGER OF ELIMINATING RACE AS A FACTOR IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Boston Latin High School is the most prestigious and selective of the public high schools in Boston. Founded in 1635 Boston Latin lists John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, and Ralph Waldo Emerson among its alumni.
Six years ago a federal judge ruled that Boston Latin could not use race as a factor in its admissions policies. Since that time black enrollments at Boston Latin have plummeted 42 percent from 435 to 250 students. Hispanic enrollments have dropped 32 percent in the same period.
Whites are 14 percent of all students in the Boston public schools. But they are nearly 54 percent of the student body at Boston Latin.
Clearly this huge drop in black enrollments at Boston Latin will do serious damage to the prospects of African-American students from Boston's public schools to gain an education necessary for them to compete and be admitted to our nation's most selective colleges and universities.
I understand why you included this since you & CF battle about AA programs. I'm confused by the conclusion here though. Are you suggesting that Boston Latin is the only school in the Boston public system that can provide Blacks with a quality education or credentials worthy of college admission? Considering that this high school can't teach all the Black students in Boston - wouldn't it be useful to cull what is so successful at this school & begin to implement it at others?