The Supreme Court Monday allowed an admissions policy designed to increase diversity at an elite high school in Virginia to continue, NBC reports.
Under the new policy, the percentage of Asian Americans in admitted classes declined from at least 65% to 54%. Parents sued on the grounds the policy discriminated against Asian Americans.
A lower court agreed with them but the school appealed the ruling and the fourth U.S. Circuit Court allowed the policy to continue while the court heard the appeal.
The parents then unsuccessfully went to the U.S. Supreme Court to ask that the policy be stopped during the school’s appeal.
USA Today reports the new policy requires the school to admit 1.5% of the eighth-grade classes from each school. The school board says the policy is race-neutral because the race of each applicant is not known to the admissions committee.
The Supreme Court is already hearing two other admission policy cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.
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