To the editor of THE EAGLE:
I have a dream that teenagers will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the grades they average but by the true potential and knowledge they carry.
I have a dream that up in Morningside Heights, with it's harsh admissions officers, with its provost having the most difficult of standards to meet, one day 2.0 students and 4.0 students will be able to join hands and work together to accomplish academic excellence.
This is my hope. This is the faith I go back to school with.
With this faith I will be able to transform the broken system of admissions into a system that accepts those who have 1900 scores and 3.0 grades as equally as intelligent and equally as talented as those with 2400 scores and 4.0 grades.
And I say to you my friends, let acceptance letters ring. Let them ring from the didactic streets of New Haven, to the pedantic parks of Cambridge. From the mighty buildings in Morningside Heights, let acceptance letters ring! Let acceptance letters ring from the flatlands of Stanford to the sweltering heat of Durham! And when this happens, when we allow acceptance letters to ring, when we let them ring from every notebook and every school locker, from every high school, private or public, we will be able to educate all teenagers, no matter the grades they got in high school. We will be able to give 2.0 students and 3.0 students the same opportunity as 4.0 students.
"Accepted at last! Accepted at last! Thank the admissions department, we're accepted at last!" THEODORE NAPPO