A mindless bureaucracy reacts

Yesterday, I noted that the Center for Individual Rights (CIR) has sued the New York City school system over its use of a racial quota for admission to the prestigious Mark Twain Intermediate School. The quota is mandated by a court order from 1974 which was intended to promote the admission of minority students. But today, it serves the oppositie purpose, excluding minority applicants with better credentials than whites. In fact, the school system admitted that the quota serves no valid purpose, but has taken no action to have it lifted.
Until CIR sued. The New York Post reports that, just hours after the suit was filed, the city’s Department of Education announced it will ask a federal judge to lift the 1974 court order.
Better late than never.


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