ERIC Number: EJ845449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
"Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1": An Overview with Reflections for Urban Schools
Thro, William E.; Russo, Charles J.
Education and Urban Society, v41 n5 p529-543 2009
In "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1," a highly contentious and divided Supreme Court invalidated race-conscious admissions plans in two urban school systems, Seattle and Louisville. As such, "Parents Involved" was the latest chapter in the Court's almost 40-year history of reaching mixed results in such far-reaching areas involving race-conscious remedies as admissions to higher education, employment in the general workforce and in education, minority set aside programs, and voting rights. In light of the impact that Supreme Court cases on race-conscious remedies have in education, particularly in urban settings, this article first reviews the opinions of the Supreme Court's justices in "Parents Involved" because of its potentially far-reaching effect. The second part of the article reflects on the meaning of "Parents Involved."
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts, Selective Admission, Court Litigation, Racial Factors, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Social Justice, Courts, Racial Discrimination, Equal Education, Public Schools, Access to Education, School Desegregation, Civil Rights, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Washington