ACCT Joins 36 Higher Education Associations in Joint Statement on the Importance of Diversity in Higher Education
Washington - In the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning the consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions, the higher education community stands committed to furthering the goals of equal opportunity and diversity on college campuses.
The higher education community statement notes that the Fisher case now returns to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit for review under the "strict scrutiny" standard, and it will be some time before there is a final decision.
"But a central issue for colleges and universities-the educational benefits of diversity-remains unchanged," the statement says.
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