Ian Hanchett
29 Jun 2023
On Thursdays broadcast of MSNBCs Katy Tur Reports, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said that the Department of Education will issue guidance on encouraging diversity in college admissions and that while the Supreme Court limited our use of a tool to provide diverse learning communities, the intent has not changed, in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on racial preferences in college admissions.
Cardona said, As the president said, this is not the last word, and we have a plan on how to make sure that we continue to promote rich diversity on our campuses. We know that makes learning better, and we know that everyone wins when theyre learning in a diverse learning environment. At the Department of Education, were going to do several things: Within 45 days, were going to provide guidance around the SCOTUS decision, making sure university presidents know what it means and what it doesnt mean. Were also, in July, in a few weeks, were going to convene a national summit on educational opportunity in response to the SCOTUS decision. Were going to bring thought partners and leaders from across the country to discuss this. And then, the third thing, by September, were going to put together a report and publish a report on the best practices in college admissions to ensure that while the Supreme Court limited our use of a tool to provide diverse learning communities, the intent has not changed, and the passion around making sure that students who have been historically underrepresented have opportunities to higher education.
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