When I first read this LA Times article , I thought this seemed backwards. As the concerned father of a high school senior anything that reminds me that factors beyond my son’s outstanding achievements and hard work will have an impact on his chances of being admitted to the school of his choice bothers me. After more reflection on this issue, I'm not sure the "new admission practices” are a bad thing. They certainly aren’t as bad as the article would have you believe. Interestingly, it was the reaction of the students that swayed me the most.