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Constitutional Law Keyed to Farber
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1
Citation:Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, 551 U.S. 701, 127 S.Ct. 2738, 168 L.Ed.2d 508 (2007)
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In Seattle a racial classification was used in allocating slots for oversubscribed high schools. In Jefferson County, race was the deciding factor in certain elementary school assignments and in ruling on transfer requests. Parents of students who were assigned to particular schools under these plans because of their race brought suit, arguing that allocating children to public schools on the basis of race violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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