Supreme Court Sides With “Woke” Requirements At Schools


A federal judge had already ruled a woke admissions policy at one of America’s elite institutions was discriminatory.
The Fairfax County School Board is appealing the lower court’s February verdict, which enables Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology to keep its admissions criteria.
The Fairfax County School Board revised its admissions policy after George Floyd’s death in May 2020 to improve ‘equity.’
Black and Hispanic pupils were underrepresented. That has changed, but Asian-American parents feel it is unfair to their children and discriminatory. Asian American parents in Fairfax County claimed the policy discriminated against their children at a March school board meeting.
The Supreme Court declined to intervene in this case, allowing Fairfax County Public Schools to use the admissions policy next school year.
A lawsuit against the school board resulted from reforms to the county public school system to increase diversity.
Justices Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas stated they would have approved the Coalition for TJ’s request to suspend the admissions policy.
The court has a 6-3 conservative majority. Thus the whole policy is likely to be thrown out if heard as a whole.
A new policy at the prestigious institution outside Washington, D.C., for the organization, elevated black and Hispanic representation to an unconstitutional level.
It is frequently recognized as a top public high school.
Asian American students made up over 70% of the student body.
The new policy reduced Asian American representation to 54% of the current first-year class. Black students climbed from 1% to 7%, while Hispanic students increased from 3% to 11%.
Asra Nomani, whose kid graduated from the school last year, alleged the school used race as a consideration in admissions and discriminated against Asian pupils.
She claims that as a public school with no tuition fees, TJ has systematically set out to minimize’ the number of Asian pupils enrolling.
Nomani and her supporters were saddened by the Supreme Court’s decision but hoped their case would be maintained.
While Hilton had stopped the new policy, the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, determined it may be applied while the lawsuit is pending.
To attain racial balance, increasing the number of black students “had a major unfavorable impact on Asian American pupils.”
They said the strategy was race-neutral since it established no racial goals and admissions personnel were unaware of applicants’ races.
We hoped that we would win our battle to vacate the stay at the land’s highest court, but our fight for justice was not finished. We are undeterred.’
‘Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court will allow a race-blind and equitable admissions process for this fall’s incoming freshmen class at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ), said a Fairfax County Public Schools statement. The Fourth Circuit granted Fairfax County Public Schools’ request for an accelerated schedule for the admissions process.’
John Foster, FCPS Division Counsel, stated that the new TJ admissions approach is “merit-based and race-blind.” (The appeals court will rule if our proposal satisfies all legal standards and provides every qualified student a chance to be admitted to the country’s most significant public science and technology high school.)