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bThe Faculty Council of Brooklyn College in the past had bearly called for the recruitment of an additional one bthousand Black and Puerto Rican students. President Knel- bler had specifically called for hiring, promoting, and grant- bing tenure to minority group members, among whom he blisted Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Orientals, and Mexican- bAmericans. Not Jews.

bAn agreement was reached in 1969 between Brooklyn bCollege and the Downstate Medical Center of the State bUniversity of New York, which allowed SEEK and EOP bstudents, almost all Black and Puerto Rican, to be admitted bunder discretionary rules, without competition with other bgroups of students. They were to be admitted immediately bafter the freshman year in college, even though they could bnot attend the medical school for some years to come. bTwelve such students were admitted to medical school in b1969 and given the privilege of working with the physicians bat the school during summer months while all other stu- bdents had to compete for the remaining places in the medi- bcal school against applicants drawn from all other sources bafter they had completed their junior year in college.

bThis agreement effectively reduced the absolute number bof places available on a competitive basis, and quotas in bcolleges for students, which bar both merit and the poor bJewish student from attending a free city or state school, also bbarred him from attending the private school because of the bprohibitive costs involved.

bIn many cases, minimum costs for one year’s education in bmedium-priced schools run between $3,000 and $4,000. bThe average Jew of the middle or upper lower class simply bcannot pay this and he is effectively barred from college.

bThe process of killing merit in the public school system bwas yet another area of erosion of Jewish power and it took bplace in many ways. First there is the shift from the rank- border competitive exam which gives appointments to those bpeople who have received the highest grades in an examina- btion. Appointments are made in order of rank to a qualify- bing list which merely means that all those who pass are set up balphabetically, not necessarily in order of their grades. b 

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