In case you missed the blanket of coverage on the diversity cases decided yesterday by the Supreme Court, check out the following links.
USA Today carried the story on the front page, “National School Boards Association executive director Anne Bryant said she hoped schools would continue with ‘careful race-conscious policies,’ including magnet programs.”
ABC News with Charles Gibson featured the story, “We have our work cut out for us,” said Francisco Negrón of the National School Boards Association. “But I think it’s a task that school boards all over the country are up to.”
Also in the ABC story, “Without using race as a factor, we have found that schools have become more and more racially isolated in San Francisco, or segregated — which is not what we want,” said San Francisco school board member [and NSBA CUBE Steering Committee Member] Jill Wynn.
Negrón was also quoted in the New York Times:
Deciding how school assignment plans will have to be changed to comply with the ruling will require school boards to show some creativity, said Francisco Negrón, general counsel for the National School Boards Association.
“The court doesn’t give guidelines, and it’s not going to be one size fits all,” Mr. Negrón said.
The Times-Picayune quoted NSBA Staff Attorney, Tom Hutton, “Even if you’re under a court order, this is your future if you’re going to be coming out from it. It pays to be thinking about it now, because the landscape is going to change.”