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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin Signs Bill Banning Legacy Admissions

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed a bill Friday that bans legacy admissions at the state's public universities.

After the Supreme Court struck down race-based admissions in June 2023, several states are moving to eliminate legacy admissions (admissions based on a family's prior educational status). The bill passed the Virginia Senate 39-0 with bipartisan support. , passed the state House of Delegates 99-0 and now signed Written by Yonkin. (Related: Donors of elite universities vow to withdraw funding, call for president to resign on diversity, equity and inclusion grounds)

“No public institution of higher education shall offer any form of preferential treatment in admissions decisions to prospective students based on the student's heritage status or the student's family relationship to donors to the institution. must not” invoice To read.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – DECEMBER 13: New sports arenas for NBA basketball team Washington Wizards and hockey team Washington Capitals NHL announced on December 13, 2023 in Alexandria, Virginia. Governor Glenn Youngkin answers questions. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“It's about equity. It's about making higher education available to everyone,” the bill's sponsor, Democratic Sen. Schuyler VanValkenburg of Virginia, said in an interview before the Senate vote. he said. according to To the Associated Press.

The Connecticut General Assembly's education committee said it plans to study traditional enrollment during the upcoming legislative session. according to To the Connecticut Miller.federal law too introduced In November, Indiana Republican Sen. Todd Young and Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine introduced a bill in Congress to eliminate legacy admissions.

Almost 56% of the top 250 universities in the United States used traditional admissions methods in their admissions process.

Youngkin did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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