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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined a chance to further restrict efforts to promote diversity in education, turning away an appeal by a coalition of parents and students who argued that an elite Virginia public school's revised admissions policy racially discriminates against Asian Americans.

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... The justices left in place a lower court's ruling rejecting the claim by the plaintiffs that the admissions policy at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology violates the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment equal protection guarantee. Asian Americans make up the majority of students at the school located in the Washington suburb of Alexandria.

Conservative Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented from the decision not to hear the case, calling the ruling by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals "patently incorrect" in what it takes to "prove intentional race discrimination." ...

The highly selective Thomas Jefferson, a magnet school nicknamed "TJ" that is focused on math, science and technology, consistently is rated as one the best U.S. public high schools.

"We have long believed that the new admissions process is both constitutional and in the best interest of all of our students. It guarantees that all qualified students from all neighborhoods in Fairfax County have a fair shot at attending this exceptional high school," Karl Frisch, who chairs the Fairfax County School Board, said after Tuesday's decision. ...



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-02-20 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good on you Virginia!

Baby steps.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-02-21 01:45 PM | Reply

A relative attended TJ, and reported good soccer, great robotics team, OK swimming, no football and lots and lots of Asians...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2024-02-21 01:56 PM | Reply

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