Debbie Dawkins Mississippi State Senator, Mississippi
Senator Dawkins is a member of the League of Women Voters, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, America Association of University Women and USM Alumni Association. She is on the board of directors of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and was Appointed by Lt. Gov Phil Bryant to the Task Force for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer. Senator Dawkins is the first Woman to serve on the Senate Committee for Ports and Marine Resources.
Senator Dawkins has three children and four grandchildren. She attends Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Delisle.
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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