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The Case for Diversity in Education. Dr. Gail C. Christopher Vice President, Office of Health, Women & Families Director, Joint Center Health Policy Institute. BRIEF FOR AMICI CURIAE 65 LEADING AMERICAN BUSINESSES IN SUPPORT OF RESPONENTS.

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the case for diversity in education

The Case for Diversity in Education

Dr. Gail C. Christopher

Vice President, Office of Health, Women & Families

Director, Joint Center Health Policy Institute

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BRIEF FOR AMICI CURIAE
  • 65 LEADING AMERICAN BUSINESSES IN SUPPORT OF RESPONENTS
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“The students today are this country’s corporate and community leaders of the next half century.”
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“Diversity in higher education is therefore a compelling government interest not only because of its positive effects on the educational environment itself, but also because of the crucial role diversity in higher education plays in preparing students to be the leaders this country needs in business, law, and all other pursuits that affect the public interest.”
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In 1999-2000, 77 percent of all private school students were white, compared to 63 percent of all public school students.
  • About 14 percent of private schools had no minority students, compared with only 4 percent of public schools.
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85 percent of NAIS students go on to attend “very high” or “higher selective” colleges and universities.
  • 86 percent of NAIS school graduates planned to pursue a post-graduate degree, versus 74 percent of all students.
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BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE
  • NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION, ET AL
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The National School Boards Association
  • The National Association of State Boards of Education
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The Public Education Network
  • The National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • The National Association of Independent Schools
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The National School Boards Association
  • The National Association of State Boards of Education
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The National Alliance of Black School Educators
  • The National Association for Multicultural Education
  • The Michigan School Boards Association
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The Council of Great City Schools
  • The Horace Mann League
  • Magnet Schools of America
diversity prepares students to be productive citizens in our diverse democratic society
Diversity prepares students to be productive citizens in our diverse democratic society
  • Diversity enhances students’ civic values
  • Diversity improves student learning
  • Diversity improves students’ preparation for employment and success