California banned affirmative action in public schools more than 20 years ago through Prop 209.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials and education leaders are sounding off about the Supreme Court decision to set new limits on affirmative action.
Affirmative action is a policy used by universities and colleges to address inequity and improve campus diversity.
The Supreme Court decision declares that race cannot be a factor in college admissions.
In a statement, Governor Gavin Newsom condemned the decision, adding, “no court case will ever shatter the California Dream. Our campus doors remain open for all who want to work hard — and our commitment to diversity, equity, and equal opportunity has never been stronger.”
Education leaders are concerned about how the Supreme Court decision will impact diversity at private colleges and universities in our state.
California banned affirmative action in public schools more than 20 years ago through Prop 209. Since 1996, the proposition meant public …