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Bill de Blasio has a plan that would destroy New York City’s elite high schools

Opinion: Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote an op-ed explaining his vision for reforming the admissions process for eight of the city's elite, prestigious high schools. It's the wrong solution.

The Department of Justice is allegedly investigating Harvard’s admissions practices

The response to the FOIA request is the clearest indication yet that the DOJ is taking aim at affirmative action at Harvard.

Liberal colleges are recruiting conservative professors to ‘stir up some trouble’

A kind of affirmative action for conservative professors has started to spread across the country.

Asian-American students Harvard turned down are at the center of the next big fight over affirmative action

An anti-affirmative action group called Students for Fair Admissions filed a lawsuit against Harvard.

Harvard professor says most people are thinking about diversity on college campuses all wrong

"Because affirmative action now rests on the diversity rationale, people who embrace affirmative action have to make all sorts of claims for diversity."

People are tweeting a modified Beyonce lyric to mock the woman at the center of the Supreme Court’s case on affirmative action

After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of affirmative action, Twitter users began to mock Abigail Fisher's grades.

Antonin Scalia’s absence paved the way for the Supreme Court’s to rule in favor of affirmative action

Antonin Scalia died in February. Along with Elena Kagan's recusal, Scalia's death removed the possibility of a 4-4 split decision.

Justice Alito spent 50 pages railing against affirmative action in college admissions — these are his main points

Alito argues UT fails to effectively demonstrate its admission policy needs a racial element and that the one it adopted does, in fact, foster diversity.

Why the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action in college admissions was so surprising

When Antonin Scalia died in February, the case was left to only seven justices to decide, and the outcome depended on Anthony Kennedy.