POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Supreme Court Rules Schools Must Ignore Race In Diversity Plans

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected school diversity plans that take account of students' race in two major public school districts but left the door open for using race in limited circumstances.

The decision in cases affecting schools in Louisville, Ky., and Seattle could imperil similar plans in hundreds of districts nationwide, and it further restricts how public school systems may attain racial diversity.