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In recent months, meaningful questions have been asked about the tests that often sit at the heart of admissions to the top schools in the United States.
Some say the tests are exclusionary, particularly against Black and Hispanic students. But in jettisoning so-called merit-based admissions, many Asian Americans have come to feel that something is being taken away.
The decision to replace Lowell High School’s admission process with a lottery system was a key factor at play in a recall election in February that ousted three members of San Francisco’s school board.
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