Deciding Diversity: The Supreme Court Reconsiders Affirmative Action
This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will take on the issue of affirmative action in college admissions for the first time since 2003. The plaintiff in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin argues that her race was the deciding factor when she was denied admission to the school. Regardless of the outcome, this case will have major consequences for schools around the country for years to come.
To examine the impact the ruling might have, EWA’s webinar features two veteran education reporters who discuss Fisher, the history of affirmative action in higher ed, and the key points of this story education reporters need to understand. Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, talks about the case’s effect on post-secondary admissions, while Mark Walsh, Ed Week’s veteran Supreme Court reporter, focuses on the stories K-12 reporters should think about.