ERIC Number: ED202377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Welcome Speech: "Bakke and Beyond" Seminar.
Introductory comments for a seminar on the Bakke decision and implications for the issue of equity of access are presented. It is suggested that before the Bakke case public support for affirmative action admissions programs was diminishing; and that if affirmative action had continued as it was being operated, its negative effects may have been its downfall. The U.S. Supreme Court neither declared the concept of affirmative action discriminatory nor found the special admissions program at the University of California (Davis) constitutional. Some foresee the Bakke decision as bringing about an era of even greater affirmative action/equal opportunity growth for all segments of society, not just racial minorities. The role of the school admissions officers and administrators in determining the impact of the Bakke decision will be crucial. It is important to develop a design through which the affirmative action commitment can be fulfilled without violating the court's guidelines so that further federal intervention can be avoided. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.
Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Seminars for State Leaders Postsec Ed (ECS SHEEO)
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education (San Diego, CA, September 1978).