News Release
  April 4, 2003


Two Los Angeles Mission College students presented papers at the third annual research conference for community college honor students.

Tanya M. Plascencia, of San Fernando, presented a paper entitled "Exclusivism, Inclusivism, and Pluralism: A Global Theology of Religion." The paper, written for her Philosophy 33 course, is a defense of religious pluralism.

Amber Escamilla, of Palmdale, presented a paper entitled "Standardized Testing: The Desecration of Education." Her paper, written for an English 101 course, argues that schools should rely less on standardized testing and more on teacher input for assessing student progress.

The papers were presented at the conference themed "Global Visions: Exploring Diverse Perspectives," sponsored by the Honors Transfer Council of California and held at the University of California, Irvine. Honors students from throughout California presented various research papers.

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