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Texas top ten percent policy provides a cautionary lesson
July 8, 2019 | hechingerreport | by JILL BARSHAY

Texas’s policy to automatically admit the top students in each high school to the state’s flagship universities didn’t expand the number of high schools that send students to Texas A&M University, College Station.

One proposal to boost the number of black and Latino students in elite schools is to cream the top students from every neighborhood or community, rather than admitting only the top students on a national or statewide yardstick. That way the brightest Latino students in a predominantly Latino school, for example, can get a shot at a coveted slot that they otherwise might not get. Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate, has floated this idea for diversifying his city’s elite high schools.

But the state of Texas provides a cautionary lesson for how much this sort of well-intended reform can accomplish. Research is showing that a policy that takes the top students from the state’s high schools didn’t increase diversity in Texas’s elite universities or increase the number of high schools that feed them.
admissions  affirmative_action  African-Americans  cautionary_tales  Colleges_&_Universities  diversity  elitism  high-achieving  high_schools  Latinos  students  Texas  workarounds 
july 2019 by jerryking
Rosario María Astuvilca - The Globe and Mail
Appointment notice
Rosario María Astuvilca

Content by: Odgers Berndtson

Published Wednesday, Oct. 09 2013
appointments  women  mining  executive_search  Latinos  Hispanic_Americans 
november 2013 by jerryking
Ethnic Marketing: McDonald's Is Lovin' It
July 8, 2010, - BusinessWeek | Burt HelmThe BBW50 chain taps Latino and black culture for mainstream ads
McDonald's  ethnic  marketing  Latinos  African-Americans 
september 2010 by jerryking
Latinos Get a Leg up on the Leadership Ladder
Sept. 16 2008 WSJ Diversity Recruitment supplement article by Julie Bennett
recruiting  diversity  UFSC  mentoring  Latinos  MBAs  Hispanic_Americans  filetype:pdf  media:document 
january 2009 by jerryking

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