Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-6-2009

Publication Source

Education and Urban Society

Abstract

In Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, a highly contentious and divided Supreme Court invalidated race-conscious admissions plans in two urban school systems, Seattle and Louisville. As such, Parents Involved was the latest chapter in the Court's almost 40-year history of reaching mixed results in such far-reaching areas involving race-conscious remedies as admissions to higher education, employment in the general workforce and in education, minority set aside programs, and voting rights. In light of the impact that Supreme Court cases on race-conscious remedies have in education, particularly in urban settings, this article first reviews the opinions of the Supreme Court's justices in Parents Involved because of its potentially far-reaching effect. The second part of the article reflects on the meaning of Parents Involved.

Inclusive pages

529-543

ISBN/ISSN

0013-1245

Document Version

Preprint

Comments

This article has been made available for download in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Sage Publishing

Volume

41

Issue

5

Place of Publication

Thousand Oaks, CA