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.