Another Supreme Test? A High Court Decision Striking Down Race in K-12 Admissions Could Jeopardize Race-Conscious Policies in Higher Education
Roach, Ronald, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in two K-12 school assignment cases in its next term has raised serious questions about the viability of race-conscious policies in American education, legal experts say.
Just three years after the court upheld race-conscious admission policies in higher education in the Grutter v. Bollinger ruling, the new cases will test whether that precedent applies to public elementary and secondary education. As the court decides whether policies that foster racial and ethnic diversity in public K-12 schools are worthy of constitutional protection, observers say it's possible that the Justices could render a decision that would either invalidate or open the door to the eventual elimination of race-conscious affirmative action in U.S. …
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Publication information: Article title: Another Supreme Test? A High Court Decision Striking Down Race in K-12 Admissions Could Jeopardize Race-Conscious Policies in Higher Education. Contributors: Roach, Ronald - Author. Magazine title: Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 23. Issue: 10 Publication date: June 29, 2006. Page number: 8. © 2008 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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