NYC files in support of CIR effort to end school quotas

The New York City Department of Education today joined CIR in asking Federal District Court Judge Jack Weinstein to terminate the 1974 desegregation decree that imposes racial quotas on admissions to Mark Twain Intermediate School. CIR challenged the quotas in a lawsuit filed January 14, 2008.

In its motion, the Department asked the court to immediately order the end of race based admissions requirements to District 21 gifted and talented programs for the 2008-2009 school year, including those at Mark Twain.