Monday, December 04, 2006

Using race to determine placement in public school systems.

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today on the case I mentioned yesterday, along with another high profile case about public school systems using race to determine placement:

The court is hearing arguments today in two high-stakes school desegregation cases-- the first test on the issue Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. since they were appointed to the court last term. Both justices in the past have been skeptical about the use of racial classifications.


"We think it's important to be able to be in a classroom with children of other ethnicities," said a girl, [who was part of the demonstration outside the Supreme Court] who would not give her name. "We learn from other people." (WaPo)

If she feels so strongly about it, why wouldn't she give her name?

No comments: