Opinion | #BamaRush shows what’s wrong with public higher ed

#BamaRush is not just a racialized system (the schools sororities were unofficially segregated until 2013), it’s a system shaped by a troubling shift in college admissions: public universities heavily recruit out-of-state students from affluent, predominantly white high schools because as nonresidents they pay higher tuition.

Too many schools around the country are following UA’s formula, which is a particular travesty at land-grant institutions that were funded by the sale of land given to states by the federal government. These should be the last schools prioritizing the wealthy, but many do.

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