Media Briefing Press Kit - June 28, 2016
 
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After Fisher: What the Supreme Court's Ruling
Means for Students, Colleges, and the Country
June 28, 2016 
National Press Club

Briefing Agenda (PDF)

Biographical Sketches of Panelists (PDF)

Fact Sheets:

Constitutional Findings of the Ruling and Implications for Civil Rights (PDF)
Theodore M. Shaw, J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill

Reaffirming the Compelling Interest in Diversity and Scientific Research on the Benefits of Diversity (PDF)
Angelo Ancheta, J.D., M.P.A., Santa Clara University School of Law

The Evidence on Race-Neutral Alternatives to Race-Conscious Admissions (PDF)
Liliana M. Garces, Ed.D., J.D., Pennsylvania State University

Demography, Data, and Policies Beyond Admissions (PDF)
Stella M. Flores, Ed.D., New York University

Opportunities and Priorities for Future Research (PDF)
Gary Orfield, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Reports/Articles on Fisher and Affirmative Action:

Two Decades After the Affirmative Action Ban: Evaluating the University of California's Race-Neutral Efforts (PDF)
William C. Kidder, University of California
Patricia Gandara, The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles and UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Dynamic Diversity: Toward a Contextual Understanding of Critical Mass
Liliana M. Garces, Ed.D., J.D., Pennsylvania State University
Uma M. Jayakumar, University of San Francisco

Texas Top Ten Percent Plan: How It Works, What Are Its Limits, and Recommendations to Consider
Stella M. Flores, Ed.D., New York University
Catherine L. Horn, University of Houston and the Institute for Educational Policy Research and Evaluation

The AERA et al. Amicus Brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin: Scientific Organizations Serving Society (PDF)
Felice J., Levine, American Educational Research Association
Angelo N. Ancheta, Santa Clara University School of Law

News Stories:

After Supreme Court's Fisher decision: what we need to now about considering race in admissions
The Conversation, June 24, 2016

The Supreme Court Has Upheld Affirmative Action. So Let's Dump Mismatch Theory.

The New York Times, June 23, 2016

 

 
 
Statement by AERA Executive Director on Fisher Decision
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AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine released a statement on the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin. Read more
 
 
AERA's 2015 Amicus Brief
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AERA's 2015 amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin summarizes the body of scientific research on affirmative action and diversity in higher education. Read the full text of the brief as well as supporting documentation here.
 
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