Monday, May 10, 2021

Great News on College Admissions


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Good News: Pew Research Center Survey found that 
All Races Against "Race Preference College Admissions"
     "... a new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans (73%) say colleges and universities should not consider race or ethnicity when making decisions about student admissions."

     Note from the top of the table, shown below, how clear cut the survey question is. It asks "Should race or ethnicity be a _____ in college admission decisions? The choices are "Major factor" or "minor factor" or "Not a factor". 
Are you puzzled why AsAms are only 58% 
Against "race preference college admissions?

     80-20 is not puzzled, because many AsAms may say to themselves, "We already have such a large % of students in the best colleges. Let's be noble and let students of other minorities have a better chance to enter such colleges?" 

     Indeed, 80-20 considered taking such a position many years ago. Then our usually thorough research led us to discover the phenomenon of "Academic Mismatch". It points to the negative effects that "race preference admissions" creates for students admitted into a college that is too difficult for them. They include:

1) lower graduation rate and STEM majors switching to non-STEM disciplines;
2) Less career success when compared with students of comparable ability 
    who enter colleges of their own ability level.

        Much research was done on "mismatch". Some were confirming. Others did not. Given the uncertainty, 80-20's Board unanimously concluded that there was no sense sacrificing the equal educational opportunity of our own children to accept a controversial admissions policy that may even hurt the children of other minorities. 

Forward this News to your AsAm Friends
particularly the AsAm Democratic Elected Officials in CA

        Forwarding this news to as many AsAms as possible may be the best way to stop more talk of "race preference admissions" in high schools and colleges in YOUR own state.

Help Win the Looming Supreme Court Battle! 

        SFFA, led by Ed Blum, sued Harvard for discrimination against AsAm applicants. As a result. Harvard has increased its admission of AsAm applicants by 53% in 10 years. Now Blum is asking for our assistance so that 
his legal team may WIN THE SUPREME COURT CASE for us. He asked 80-20 to send the following message to YOU.      
" if you know of any students who were recently rejected from Harvard, Yale, the University of Texas, or the University of North Carolina, please have them go to our website and share their story with us. Our website is:
Our litigation against these universities is ongoing, and member support is very important to our success! .....
The next significant event in this lawsuit will likely occur around May 17thwhen Harvard files its brief in opposition to our petition. After SFFA files our reply, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear our case. I hope to bring you good news soon!"
      80-20 most strongly urges you to help. Mr. Blum has spent years of his life and raised many millions of dollars to finance OUR LAWSUIT against Harvard to protect OUR CHILDREN. HELP SFFA back for our own sake. 

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S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 22 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)

80-20 gratefully acknowledges
Wai-Yim Ching and Mon Yin Lung, Leawood, KS, who having fulfilled their 2nd pledge of $2,500 per year for 5 years, have just pledged for a 3rd round of 5 years for $2,500 per year. They are a fantastic role-model-couple.

Alfred & Shirley Foung, Woodland Hills, CA who having fulfilled and exceeded their pledge of $8,000 per year for 5 years have just pledged for $5,000 per year for 5 years. What a great couple.