week 2 disscussion 1 - #1 The University of Michigan is taking a step in the right direction with their scoring system Their goal is to promote cultural

week 2 disscussion 1 - #1 The University of Michigan is...

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#1 The University of Michigan is taking a step in the right direction with their scoring system. Their goal is to promote cultural diversity in their school. According to our text, 40% of Black and Hispanic children attend schools where 90-100% of the students are minorities. White students attend schools where 80% of their population is other white students (Korgen & Furst 2012, sec.3.3). I disagree that giving minorities from prominent families 20 points as well. Keep in mind that all poor students automatically given 20 points whether black or white. Even with these figures, it still does not give minorities an advantage. Often minorities, parents have not attended an affluent school or any college for that matter. Also, we have to take into account the quality of education that minorities are receiving which may make it harder to meet other requirements to get into a good college. Minority students are also less likely to participate in shadow education because of lower incomes. The more qualified and experienced teachers tend to gravitate to higher income neighborhood schools. Therefore, many minorities are very
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