Friday, July 18, 2014

Asian-Americans and SCA-5: Here's why many oppose it

Asian-Americans and SCA-5: Here's why many oppose it
By Michael Wang Special to the MercuryNews.com

For high school students aiming to attend a top college, July is filled with exam prep, community service, lab work, internships, music and athletic camps. With Stanford taking only 5.1 percent of applicants and Yale just 7.1 percent, the odds are so uncertain that no effort is spared to build a competitive profile.

Applying to college is an anxiety-filled rite-of-passage for students and parents alike. For Asian-American families, however, the anxiety is mixed with dread. They know that their race will be used against them in admissions, and there is nothing they can do but over prepare. (read more)

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