…The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a legal challenge filed against Proposition 209, the 1996 initiative approved by California voters, which argued that the law discriminates against minority students in admissions to California universities.
The three-judge panel said that the court was bound by a 1997 9th Circuit ruling that upheld the affirmative-action ban.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of more than 40 black and Hispanic students, argued that minority students in some areas are unable to compete effectively for slots to the University of California system because their high school programs are insufficiently rigorous…
And who didn’t make it rigorous enough? Yeah – it’s gotta be real bad when students are willing to take their teachers (by proxy) to court for not being hard enough and giving them lots of homework. And yes, we CAN blame the NEA – from a way back post:
“This is not to say that the concern of NEA and its affiliates with closing achievement gaps, reducing dropout rates, improving teacher quality and the like are unimportant or inappropriate. To the contrary. These are the goals that guide the work we do. But they need not and must not be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights and collective bargaining. That simply is too high a price to pay.”