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Travis, Jon E. – Thought & Action, 2012
When these inequities began to change in the 20th century, due in part to the sweeping court-ordered integration following Brown v. Board of Education and the simultaneous expansion of public colleges and universities, all citizens began to gain access to educational achievement and, as a result, true access to the American power structure. The…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Governance
Smith, Susan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Before Heman Sweatt, an African-American from Houston, won his lawsuit to attend the University of Texas (UT) School of Law, Carlos Cadena, a Mexican-American from San Antonio, was among its brightest students. Cadena graduated summa cum laude from the law school in 1940, a decade before Sweatt's lawsuit forced UT to open its graduate and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, State Legislation, Mexican American Education
Gandara, Patricia; Orfield, Gary – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
In education, reform tends to follow cycles, often bouncing from one extreme to another without considering the possibility of incorporating multiple perspectives simultaneously. Policies aimed at helping more underrepresented students enter college and complete degrees have bounced from one pole to another, embracing access as the primary goal…
Descriptors: Publicity, Educational Attainment, Youth, Higher Education
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Duster, Troy – Thought & Action, 2009
When one considers the possibilities for a new progressive era in American higher education, the author contends that it is wise to review the past because there are lessons to be learned. In fact, the latter part of the 20th century was one of great progress for diversity in higher education, generally speaking, and for African Americans in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Foreign Countries, African Americans
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Cunniff, Daniel T. – College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 2007
This paper addressed the need for continued awareness on the part of Educational Administrators as to their legal responsibilities as instructional leaders and custodians of the students under their supervision. Research revealed that school administrators unknowingly are violating the law everyday. Courts are keeping a close eye on school…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment, Courts, Court Litigation
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Weber, Jerome C.; Pope, Myron L.; Simpson, Michael W. – College and University, 2005
The United States Supreme Court has had a significant role in the exploration and definition of affirmative action in this country. No more so than in the recent decisions related to the University of Michigan admissions cases. This article will explore the historical role of the U.S. Supreme Court and the decisions that this entity has made in…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, United States History, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Smith, G. Pritchy – Multicultural Perspectives, 2004
At the heart of multicultural teacher education is the concept of justice. To understand justice, preservice teachers must understand injustice. Segregation by race and social class is perhaps the most egregious of all the educational injustices that mock the professed core values of America as a democratic society. In fact, segregation is related…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs