Rabbi Barry L. Weinstein has long been immersed in volunteer campaigns, interfaith involvement, and charitable fund-raising. Weinstein was one of the founding members of the "LA Ethics 1" coalition, an alliance of leading organizations around Louisiana committed to transforming the state into a national model for governmental ethics laws and enforcement. Weinstein offered testimony in both the Louisiana House and Senate in support of ethics reform in the Spring of 2007. Weinstein resides in Baton Rouge with his wife of forty-three years, Linda Rae Coen Weinstein, where he is currently on retirement sabbatical from B'Nai Israel.
What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.
Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.
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