Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fox News On UC Admissions and Arnold, Meg And Their House Staff

Today, when the news broke in the wee hours of the morning on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his house staff member-- well, it reminded us of Meg Whitman and her "you don't know me and i don't know you" maid.

Some (who are pissed off about how they think Gov. Brown is dealing with UC) have lately begun to wonder a general question aloud: "How is Jerry Brown any different from/better than Arnold or Meg?"
We reply:
Perhaps, aside from other stuff that might turn some folks off, like: Meg's support for Yes On 8 ; and her plan to fire 40,000 public employees, end welfare programs, and eliminate the state's capital gains tax; and the effect those policies would have on college towns like Davis, Berkeley, Westwood, San Diego etc.. Well, sigh,how one treats "the help" is also kind of important(esp. Govs and wanna be Govs)-- for more imp. reasons other than just appealing to some limo liberal guilt. -- but that's just our running l'il take on it...
Also, Lawrence O'Donnell had another interesting piece on celeb pols like Arnold.

and then these other stories popped up -- so here they are:

Fox News on UC Admissions:
Has this played out in states that have already passed Dream Acts? California, which has had a Dream Act since 2001, would seem immune due to a state law forbidding universities from using race as a factor in admissions.

University of California spokesman Ricardo Vazquez told FoxNews.com that their policy is to treat “all students equally in the admissions process without regard to their race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin.”

“Residency status is not taken into consideration at all in the admissions process,” he also noted.
However, the data show that Hispanic students admitted to the University of California system had lower GPAs and SAT scores than White or Asian students who came from families with similar incomes. For example, admitted Hispanic students whose parents made more than $120,000/year had an average SAT score of 1749, while Asian students with parents making that much had an average of 1890, 151 points higher. For Whites it was 1844.

A similar pattern holds for GPAs, and for individual schools within the University of California system. Scores are not separated by legal residency status.

Vazquez said the differences in scores were not due to race, but rather “the school context in which an applicant studied, a broad variety of both academic and nonacademic achievements and talents, and a range of family circumstances beyond income and parental education level.”

Read the full piece: University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action
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and:
Rico Chavez: UC Something Wrong Here?
"noise confined to the choir." - hardly
but, enjoy.

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