OPPOSING LEGAL ARTICLES
The American Civil Liberties Union supports the Seattle School District’s policy to consider race as one of several tie-breaking factors in assigning students to high schools. We believe the district has a compelling interest in preventing the racial segregation of its schools, and it has narrowly focused its policy to achieve this goal, in accordance with United States Supreme Court decisions. We believe that desegregation furthers equality of opportunity, and that racial diversity strengthens the educational experience for all students in public schools.
"Can Race-Neutral Remedies Achieve Racial Desegregation? Introduction to the ACLU Amicus Brief Submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: http://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol2/iss1/11