Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action

A major decision in Washington today by the Supreme Court. It centers around the touchy issue of race in schools. Parents from two states challenged plans to assign students to schools based on race to maintain diversity and today the Supreme Court agreed with them.

In a 5 to 4 vote, the court rejected affirmative action plans in two states. Here at home, Lisa Jackson who leads an equal education group in Rockford feels the decision could be a major setback, across the nation and in Rockford.

Jackson's group is holding a forum next month to address this issue as well as other issues in the Rockford School District.

If you're interested head to Ellis Arts Academy on July 21st from 11:30am to 1pm.

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  • by Pat Location: Rockford, Illinois on Jun 29, 2007 at 07:42 AM
    The entire spirit of the 1954 Brown vs Board of education is being upheld. Neighborhood schools are cost efficient, and serve a neighborhood setting. We cannot desegregate this country by bus. It does not work. Look at Rockford. Has Crosstown, forced integration brought sweeping positive change to the schools? NO! End bussing(forced integration), and stress education, and the postive changes that can come from a good education. Freedom of choice and forced bussing do not mix, and freedom does not like forced choices.
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