Education Sec vows to work around affirmative action ruling

by Renata

The Biden administration hopes to work around the Supreme’s Court’s ruling that ended Affirmative Action in higher education.

President Joe Biden has tapped Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to come up with a plan to promote racial diversity on college campuses.

Harvard University, which was accused of unfairly rejecting high test scoring Asian and white applicants on racial grounds, says it will try to exploit a loophole in the court’s ruling. Specifically, Harvard hopes to rely on the portion of the court’s decisions that says colleges may still consider how race has affected an applicant’s life through “discrimination, inspiration, or otherwise.”

Despite frustrations from the Biden administration and colleges, the decision remains popular with the American people. A recent ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 52% of Americans approve of the decision, with only 32% disapproving.