AASA Joins K12 Groups in Amicus Brief for SCOTUS Case on Affirmative Action

August 01, 2022

AASA joined the National School Board Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, and American School Counselors Association in an amicus brief for Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina. This pair of cases—which have been separated for oral argument—concern racial discrimination in affirmative action programs as used in for college admissions. SFFA v. Harvard centers on Harvard University's undergraduate admissions process; the program is accused of discriminating against Asian American applicants. In SFFA v. UNC, the University of North Carolina’s consideration of socioeconomic factors in admission is called into question, for violating Title IV of the Civil Rights Act.  Read our brief here.