Leave it to Los Angeles. The Beverly Hills and the Santa Monica/Malibu school districts are implementing a legacy admissions policy for their PUBLIC school system. Go figure. It only makes sense. The Ivy League colleges as well as the universities give preference to applicants who had a parent or other relative attend. Why not deepen a family’s allegiance to their alma mater opening their pocket books as well? For the first time in this nation, these public school systems will give preference to out of district kids whose parents once walked their campuses. They feel their grandparents may still be living in the area, supported the school, voted on school bonds and their children just got priced out of the area. Why not let the grandkids go? Others believe this idealogy is undemocratic and demeans the whole idea of a public education. What are your thoughts?
Legacy Admissions – for PUBLIC school?