To the editor: I sympathize with the nervousness of younger Asian Individuals searching for the key sauce that may get them into an elite faculty. (“Submit-Affirmative Motion, Asian American Households Extra Careworn Than Ever Earlier than School Admissions,” Nov. 26)
One thing your article fails to say is the easy indisputable fact that there aren’t sufficient slots in elite faculty admissions applications to confess everybody who qualifies.
As a former Stanford alumni volunteer who helped recruit candidates for school festivals, I’ve listened to a couple of highschool counselor specific shock that their star scholar did not get into Stanford regardless of having stratospheric grades and take a look at scores and extracurricular achievements.
I be aware that a lot of the college students and households profiled in your article have the means to rent consultants to assist them with the admissions course of. This at the least provides them a leg up on college students whose households can not afford such help.
Agustin Medina, South Pasadena
To the editor: I’ve been a trainer at an ethnically blended highschool for the previous 49 years.
First, after all, the bar goes up. The faculties solely have a lot house and extra college students are making use of.
Second, faculty admissions is opaque, as a result of if faculties listed precisely what they needed to see, then each scholar would attempt to ship precisely that, and the method would solely get extra confused. And college students would really feel much more pressured to do precisely what the colleges needed.
Third, members of 1 ethnic group aren’t smarter than members of one other.
Fourth, the highest faculties most likely haven’t got room for a single prime scholar from each highschool, not to mention a number of. California alone has greater than 400,000 highschool seniors.
Fifth, mother and father are likely to see their youngster as the perfect with none reference to all the opposite college students making use of.
Monty Armstrong, Irvine
To the editor: Maybe extra mother and father ought to contemplate the choice of the “scholar referred to as a genius” to attend Pasadena Metropolis School as a alternative, not a failure.
Theresa Lopez, Glendale