Letters to the Editor

Cal Poly shouldn’t care about diversity

Regarding your Sunday editorial blasting Cal Poly’s diversity plan (“Cal Poly’s plans to increase diversity are long on jargon, short on substance,” Jan. 17): Why this “worship” of diversity? In my opinion, Cal Poly’s efforts should be to teach, rather than be concerned about making all students feel included (whatever that means).

Is there any valid research that indicates a more diverse student population results in better student performance? Or that faculties with demographics representative of the population do better at teaching?

Please do another editorial explaining (with facts) why a more diverse and tolerant campus will be a better place for future Cal Poly students to get their education because it isn’t obvious from your Sunday editorial.

Dick Pottratz, San Luis Obispo

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