In order to get a place in a federal or state public university in Brazil (which are tuition-free and more prestigious than their private counterparts) you have to pass an entrance exam. So far, so good. However, universities are obligated to allocate a certain number of places to minority groups, a policy I still don't know if I agree with. These quotists generally come from the black community and indigenous population, which are usually poorer portions of society. Some years ago, the government passed a law which allocates a quota to public school students as well, which usually go to those who study in military schools, which are considered to be excellent. The thing is, most that go to those schools are middle class, which sort of defeats the whole purpose of helping minority and disadvantaged groups get into a good university.
So I guess my question is, do you agree with this system?