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Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article reports on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down two voluntary school-integration plans in a 5-to-4 ruling issued last week. Its decision left solidly intact its precedents dealing with affirmative action in higher education. Rather than signaling any clear desire to revisit its past decisions on race-conscious admissions…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, School Desegregation, Racial Integration
Trotter, Andrew – Education Week, 2006
By accepting two appeals on the voluntary use of race in assigning students to public schools, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely decide the constitutionality of widespread practices that school districts use to promote diversity. And the decision could affect schools in unforeseen ways. In both cases, parents of white children have challenged…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Student Diversity, Public Schools