DFER DC’s Statement on Legacy Admissions Poll

70% of DC Voters Agree to Ban Legacy Admissions Now

Contact: Cesar Toledo, Cesar@dfer.org

WASHINGTON (September 28, 2023) — Today, Jessica Giles, Executive Director at DFER D.C., issued a statement on the release of a recent poll finding 70% of D.C. voters support banning legacy admissions, up by 18 points from a March 2023 survey conducted prior to the SCOTUS decision to end race-conscious admissions.  

“D.C. voters overwhelmingly agree that legacy admissions have no place in today’s post-affirmative action world,” said Jessica Giles, Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform D.C. For too long, the college admissions process has been rigged to largely benefit privileged students at the detriment of Black and Latino first-generation students. That must end now.”

About Democrats for Education Reform D.C. 

Democrats for Education Reform D.C. is dedicated to eliminating racial inequity and discrimination in D.C.’s public education system by supporting leaders who champion student-centered policies. More information can be found on our website at www.dferdc.org.

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