Wesleyan shifts away from need-blind policy, citing financial and ethical concerns | Inside Higher Ed
Justifying the exclusion of low-income students from an elite college on the ground of their moral commitment to retain very small class sizes and high end campus amenities for wealthier students.
“Wesleyan President Michael Roth said there is a moral argument for a college like his to not accept students if they can’t meet their need, and not to compromise quality in the name of access.
“I’m willing to give up the label of need blindness in favor of giving students who are here the best chance of succeeding,” Roth said. “Our job is not to wear a badge of moral purity. Our job is to provide the best chance of success to the students we graduate.””
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