Letter: Affirmative action in NCC search a mistake

A student walks through the campus of Nassau

A student walks through the campus of Nassau Community College on April 28, 2011. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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Richard Newman, spokesman for the Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers, said the union looks forward to a full, affirmative-action search for a new president. ["NCC picks acting president," News, Nov. 22].

Newman obviously does not want the “best” person for the job, but an affirmative-action search. Newman personifies what is wrong with higher education. Instead of seeking the best person, he wants to find almost-best. The students of NCC deserve the very best, not almost best. Newman should resign his position in favor of an affirmative-action picked English professor.

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Barry Albert, New Hyde Park



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