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Foxx Applauds SCOTUS Overturning Affirmative Action

WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the use of race as a determining factor in college and universities admissions processes:

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a welcome victory for countless students across the country – academia’s ivory towers should not divide and promote preferences based on the color of one’s skin. In America, fairness is the key to educational opportunity, where one’s success is judged by merit rather than arbitrary quotas. Postsecondary education has been plagued by affirmative action for far too long, and I’m pleased that the Supreme Court has finally upheld the equal protection of students. Fairness and merit will finally receive the due deference they deserve. 

“Congress can build on this decision by the Supreme Court to craft solutions that build on the idea of fairness to ensure that all students, regardless of their financial background or life circumstances, have access to high-quality postsecondary education options.”
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