NEA urges Supreme Court to uphold diversity programs in college admissions

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by Mary Ellen Flannery

The consideration of race in college admissions may be soon settled by the U.S. Supreme Court—but not before justices have heard the resounding voice of the National Education Association and its members on the importance of diversity in education.

“I work for the National Education Association,” NEA General Counsel Alice O’Brien said today in a rally on the steps of the Court, as justices inside heard oral arguments in a landmark case of affirmative action in higher education. “Diversity programs such as the one at issue in this case are worth fighting for, and I am proud to say that the NEA has been and will continue to be in the vanguard of this fight!” O’Brien told the cheering crowd.

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