Proposed Mass. bill seeks to end legacy and donor preferences in higher ed admissions

The Massachusetts House is considering a bill that would require higher education institutions like Harvard to pay a fee for admissions processes that consider legacy status or relationships to donors or that include an early decision plan.

Co-filed by Massachusetts State Rep. Simon Cataldo and State Senator Pavel M. Payano, the bill would require all higher education institutions in the state to disclose information about their admissions processes and would charge institutions a “public service fee” proportional to the size of their endowment for policies that violate its guidelines.

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