NCSD in the News: The Nation Explains Why

Affirmative Action Is Under Attack
by Michelle Chen
August 31, 2018
The Nation

NCSD’s press release in response to 2018 removal of K-12 school integration guidance by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cited in this article:

“That affirmative action does not work as it should was actually an issue directly tackled in the Obama-era policy guidance that the Trump administration reversed. It was based on a 2007 landmark ruling in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, which allowed for some limited uses of race as a factor in K-12 student placements.” 

NCSD member Dennis Parker is also quoted:

“Dennis Park [sic], head of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project, described the move as an attempt to ‘reverse the progress achieved over the more than half century since Brown v. [Board] of Education.” But he added that the law would ultimately ‘be determined by the Supreme Court and not an Administration which seems bent on promoting division.'”

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