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ERIC Number: EJ799015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
The Supreme Court, Affirmative Action, and Higher Education
O'Nell, Robert
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n8 p14-20 Apr 2008
The American higher education community found a curious mix of good and bad news in the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last summer, in "Parents Involved v. Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education", about the use of race-based policies by public elementary and secondary schools. This article discusses this curious mix of good and bad news that the American higher education community found in the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling. The good news: "Grutter lives!" Most observers agreed that the ruling reaffirmed the high court's 2003 "Grutter v. Bollinger" decision that had sustained race-sensitive admissions policies at the University of Michigan Law School. The bad news: it was far from clear just what legal principles "lived," because of sharp splits among the justices and pervasive ambiguities in the earlier ruling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan