Editorial: Affirmative Action Not Needed if Schools Did a Better Job

A reverse discrimination claim is at the heart of a recent Supreme Court case -- Fisher v. University of Texas – which the court is scheduled to hear the case in October.  In a related editorial, the Commercial Appeal says that those who argue that giving preference to members of minority groups at the expense of more qualified whites are missing the point. The paper suggests that if institutions of higher learning established tighter partnerships with public schools to help make sure that more minority students graduate with the test scores and grades needed to enter and succeed in college, that would make more of a difference.