Scott Statement on Supreme Court Decision on School Desegregation

June 28, 2007
Press Release
(Washington D.C.) - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County (Ky.) Board of Education:


“I am extremely disappointed in today’s Supreme Court decision invalidating Seattle’s effort to promote diversity in its public schools,” said Rep. Scott, a member of both the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.  “As a result of this decision, implementing voluntary programs that promote diversity will be much more difficult to design, even if the purpose is to avoid de facto segregation.  Diversity in the classroom prepares students to be successful in living and working in the real world.”