Arguments Begin In Connecticut School Racial Quota Case
A federal court in Bridgeport heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit that challenges a state law designed to promote racial diversity in Connecticut’s schools.
The law is linked to the Sheff v. O’Neill case. It requires interdistrict magnet schools to maintain at least 25% of seats for white and Asian students.
The plaintiff in the case, the Connecticut Parents Union, is represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group. They argue the rule is unfair because it caps the enrollment of black and Hispanic students at 75% and limits their access to school choice.
The state wants to have the case thrown out on the grounds that it lacks legal standing.