Melanie Bronfin, J.D. La. Policy Institute for Children
Ms. Bronfin is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, which is a non-partisan, nonprofit that is a source of data, research and information for policy makers, stakeholders and the public at large on issues related to young children in Louisiana. Ms. Bronfin has been involved in early childhood policy in Louisiana for the past 15 years. Since 2012, Ms. Bronfin has been at the forefront of policy and advocacy around the implementation of the Early Childhood Education Act, Act 3 of the 2012 Legislative Session, which mandated an overhaul of the entire early care and education system in Louisiana. Ms. Bronfin is a lifelong resident of Louisiana. She received her BA from Yale University and her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. Her husband, Daniel Bronfin M.D., is a pediatrician at Ochsner Health System, and they have two adult sons.
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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