During two hours of oral argument Monday, the Supreme Court appeared headed toward a ruling that will sharply limit, if not eliminate, the use of race as a factor in assigning students to public schools. Such a decision could have a broad impact in school districts nationwide that use a variety of race-conscious methods to cure racial imbalances caused by housing patterns. Civil rights leaders who were among the spectators packing the courtroom Monday were pessimistic afterward.
Supreme Court Could Rule Against Use of Race for Public School Diversity
December 5, 2006