Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Solely Merit-based Admissions

I am so pleased that the Virginia State Senate struck down Senate Bill 787, the proposal to make the admissions policies at TJ more "equitable."

The admissions policies should be based solely upon merit. The applicants' family economic resources and race should be totally irrelevant.

Academic performance is the responsibility of the student, the student's family and the applicable school system. All three are necessary to maximize the learning experience.

Black and Hispanic students have the same opportunities as Asian and White students to learn.

David Elmore

Great Falls

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