Harvard is Facing Federal Investigation Regarding Legacy Admissions
The US Department of Education recently opened a formal investigation into Harvard University’s practice of favoring undergraduate applicants who are connected to alumni or major donors. Harvard, like some other institutions of higher learning, is facing increased scrutiny with regards to its controversial admissions policies.
The decision comes after a complaint filed earlier in this month by three Massachusetts-based advocates for minority groups, who contended that Harvard’s use of donor and so-called legacy preferences is discriminatory in nature. The groups called for a stop to such practices if the Ivy League school wants to continue being a recipient of federal funds. The Department of Education said to the Financial Times in a statement: “The Office for Civil Rights can confirm that there is an open investigation of Harvard University under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
The investigation comes after a landmark United States Supreme Court in June striking down affirmative action policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. The court ruled that including race as a factor for university admissions was unconstitutional. As criticism against the use of legacy admissions in higher education institutions grows stronger, Wesleyan University and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities recently announced that they would stop the practice. Education Reform Now, an advocacy organization, projects that over 100 colleges and universities have gotten rid of legacy admission standards since 2015, which includes Johns Hopkins and Amherst.
American universities have grown increasingly corrupt and have become hubs of unhinged leftist ideology. There needs to be a thorough overhaul of the university system that will likely consist of privatization, the downsizing of university administration, the taxation of endowments, and the purging of degenerate staff. By doing that, American universities can finally become vehicles of real education that will give the next generation the necessary tools to preserve the bounties of this great nation.