Alameda County Superior Court orders UC to cease SAT, ACT use in admissions

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Sunny Shen/Senior Staff
The preliminary injunction, issued by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman, stems from the reasoning that the UC system’s ‘test-optional’ policy grants privileged students an unfair admissions advantage.

A preliminary injunction granted Tuesday by the Alameda County Superior Court requires the UC system to immediately halt its use of the SAT and ACT as part of its admissions process.
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Virtual learning standards must be maintained

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The advancements being made in online education will help expand access to education moving forward

Students who choose virtual education are just as worthy of a quality instructional platform as those who choose to learn in a traditional classroom setting.
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UC regents ease admissions requirement for applicants

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UC system is easing admissions requirements for students looking to apply this fall and possibly in future years. The decision to relax admissions requirements was intended  to help mitigate challenges faced by students and families, according to a UC press release.
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Lawyers urge UC to eliminate standardized tests

In a letter addressed Tuesday to the UC Board of Regents, lawyers representing organizations such as the Compton Unified School District and the Community Coalition demanded that the UC system eliminate standardized tests as an admissions requirement.
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Students in a classroom taking the SAT. One student is asleep with a bag of money on his desk

A systemic failure: It’s time to stop perpetuating elitism in higher education

NATIONAL ISSUES: The college admissions scam was just another instance of oppression in education. Universities must fight harder to make education equitable.

The U.S. Department of Justice exposed the largest known college admissions bribery scheme in United States history. And while the actions brought to light by this investigation are illegal, this scam is symptomatic of a much larger problem of inequity in academia and education.
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