School Diversity Gets Schooled

By Anthony | June 29th, 2007 | 1:08 am


A bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued what is likely to be a landmark opinion — ruling that race cannot be a factor in the assignment of children to public schools.

The court struck down public school choice plans in Seattle, Washington, and Louisville, Kentucky, concluding they relied on an unconstitutional use of racial criteria, with the 5-4 vote reflecting the deep legal and social divide over the issue of race and education.

Similar plans already in place or being proposed across the country could be in danger as a result of the ruling, which would sharply limit the power of local governments to achieve diversity using race-based criteria.

I wonder how much impact this will have next time the Guilford County school board tries to rework the local school districts?

One Response to “School Diversity Gets Schooled”

  1. Brenda Bowers Says:

    I imagine Deena had a stroke. But they still have the socio-economic thing to allow them to continue bussing kids all over the county. With our history of poor grades on all studies I wonder when it will get to these people that Neighborhood schools have been proven to be better for the students in all ways. (sigh) I get so discouraged and have for years because it was my sad position to watch over these years of education failing our children as the fool intellectuals took over and the fool school boards and administrations following their advice. I did what I could to talk sense to my own students and hope I got to some of them.