More on the Abandoned Civil Rights Investigation
Inside Higher Education writes about the decision by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to abandon its probe into college admissions discrimination against women.
That's unfortunate, for a couple of reasons. First, the practice obviously discriminates against women who are penalized for their academic success by being held to a higher standard (although I completely understand why admissions directors do it; you don't want your campus drifting above 60 percent female). Men take advantage of that sex ratio, inviting abusive relationships.
Mostly it's unfortunate because the investigation could have exposed the obvious failures by K-12 schools to educate boys and girls equally. By granting admissions preferences to young men you mask the problem and guarantee the imbalances will persist.