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Document Number: 3215

Affirmative Action MS Word - This policy brief provides an overview of the history of affirmative action in higher education admissions and outlines the legal landscape for such programs as defined by state policies and the U.S. Supreme Court. In particular, the brief discusses the court's landmark decision in June 2003 and touches on the status of alternatives to traditional affirmative action, including "race-neutral" policies currently operating in Florida, Texas and California. (Dale DeCesare, ECS Policy Brief, Education Commission of the States, Last updated July 2003)...
Author: Dale DeCesare
Publisher: ECS

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