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Brooklyn Jewish Community Council Announces Opposition to College Quota System

The Brooklyn Jewish Community Council has announced its opposition to the quota system for college admission proposed by the City College of New York. The council asserted that the only test for admission must be on merit and ability. CCNY announced recently that it would admit 50 percent of its incoming class from disadvantaged areas without regard to academic achievement.

If the quota system is generally adopted, Harold M. Jacobs, council president said, the Jewish community will create its own facilities to which admission can be based on merit and ability. “The American Jewish community,” he said, “will have to provide the funds to enlarge ten-fold institutions like Yeshiva University, Brandeis and Stern College for Women, and establish colleges and universities for Jewish students.”