Responding to the Parents Involved Supreme Court Decision

The Jefferson County, KY (Louisville) school district was directly implicated in the Parents Involved Supreme Court decision on racial diversity plans in public schools.

The Kirwan Institute advised the school district in the wake of the Parents Involved Supreme Court decision.  The district utilized Kirwan Institute research and conceptual models for student assignment in designing its current school diversity program that uses a plan based on geography, income and race to produce diverse successful schools.

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.