ERIC Number: EJ819646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
The Educational Benefits of Diversity: The Unfinished Journey from "Mandate" in "Brown" to "Choice" in "Grutter" and "Comfort"
Brown, Kathleen M.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v5 n4 p325-354 Dec 2006
This paper reviews the rationale behind the recent US Supreme Court ruling in the University of Michigan's "Grutter v. Bollinger" case (2003). It describes the educational benefits of diversity as documented by research and argued by the seventy-five amicus briefs filed in support of the law school's race-based admissions policies. It further discusses the implications of the "Grutter" decision on race-conscious decisions, on "choice" integration programs, and on increased diversity strategies in K-12 schooling based on the requirements of compelling interest and policies that are narrowly tailored. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Student Diversity, Affirmative Action, Race, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Disproportionate Representation, Law Schools, Educational Benefits
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A