The APA Caucus in June 2009 sponsored an informational meeting on the newly revised U.C. Admissions Policy for freshmen. Scheduled to take effect in the Fall of 2012, this troubling policy was found by the University’s own simulation studies not to support the Regents’ claim of “race neutral effects”.
The California Coalition for Civil Rights, a group of over 40 national and statewide community organizations, sent a letter to the U.C. Board of Regents in Dec. 2009 urging them to rescind this policy. They are extremely concerned that it will have a negative impact on the overall number of African American, Asian American, and Latino high school seniors who will be admitted to U.C. campuses.
Now, the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) is joining them by forming a statewide network of Asian and other ethnic minority stakeholders. Together they will work on the “Education Equality” campaign to educate others on this generally unknown issue and to garner additional support in reversing it. The Caucus will work with them and will provide information to our membership as developments take place. For background information on the policy issue, please see APAPA UC Admissions, PDF
The Bay Area Chapter of APAPA will spearhead this “Education Equality” campaign under the directorship of Glen Wong. For further information and questions, please contact him at Glenwong44@gmail.com