I’ve never really noticed watchdog.org before, but if this story turns out to have substance, it’s pretty significant, in my opinion.
I don’t know much at all about Texas politics or Texas higher education, but I have the impression that people associated with the University of Texas pretty blatantly look down their noses at the other public universities in the state (not unlike some people in Arizona). If it turns out that political connections get less qualified candidates admitted (and it sure looks like that’s what happened), that sure undermines the superiority of the “U” boosters, don’t you think?
Could this revelation have any effect on the thinking of some people in Arizona who still cling to the obviously outdated notion that their school is somehow superior? I doubt it.
Hat tip: TaxProf Blog
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