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As Repulsive As It Is To Admit, Texas A & M Does Something Good

It is hard to imagine, but Texas A & M has done a good thing. A & M will now automatically accept transfers who meet academic standards from nine community colleges in Texas 

In the Houston area, one of the nine schools in the program will be San Jacinto College in Pasadena.

This move will allow for a wider range of students to attend A & M. It will likely broaden the A & M student body both racially and economically. It also avoids a race-based admissions policy. Race-based admissions always generate a nasty court fight.

The Aggies need help in finding a student body that looks like Texas and community college students need help in finding the path to a four-year degree.    

While my dislike of everything Aggie and a failure of self-discipline prevent me from making this post without expressing my negative view of A & M, this new admissions policy is a winner.  

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December 11, 2006 - Posted by | Politics, Texas

4 Comments »

  1. Beat Texas?

    Comment by J | December 11, 2006

  2. Hello?? can you say ATHLETICS???? i bet that his is the motivation, as much or more so than altuistic ideals of equal access to education. You are talking about Texas Aand M after all (Texas in general, actually)

    Comment by Curtis | December 11, 2006

  3. Well…it might be about athletics. I don’t know. But if it helps people beyond that I can’t see what it hurts. With A & M I’ll take any victory I can get.

    Comment by neilaquino | December 12, 2006

  4. what is the current make up of the population of texas as far as latin american, white and african american? what is the population of the texas a&m right now? Do you see more latinos or african americans going to texas a&m?

    Comment by bill brady | December 23, 2006


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