- Judge Claude Hilton ruled Friday that Fairfax County public schools discriminated against Asian students applying to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia.
- The Coalition for TJ, led by students’ parents and represented by the Pacific Legal Defense Foundation, filed a lawsuit against the school in early January for discriminating against Asian students in the admission process.
- The percentage of Asian students at the school dropped from 73% to 54% after revised admission policies were implemented to balance out racial representation at the school.
- One of the rules in the revised admission policies included a “bonus system” which granted student applicants points for “experience factors,” including having previously attended underrepresented schools.
A federal judge ruled on Friday in favor of a parent coalition accusing Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in a lawsuit of discrimination against Asian American applicants through its revised admission policy.
STEM-focused TJHSST, located in Fairfax County, Virginia, is currently ranked as the No. 1 high school and No. 5 among STEM high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Survey: 34% of white college students lied about their race to improve their admission, financial aid odds
A recent survey has found that 34% of its white respondents admitted to lying about being part of a racial minority to boost their chances of getting accepted into college.
Taking advantage: The survey, which questioned 1,250 white college applicants aged 16 and up, discovered that 34% of them lied in their applications, according to Intelligent.
In the midst of a legal battle accusing them of discriminating against Asian Americans, Harvard University admitted a record number of the pan-ethnic group for the Class of 2023.
On Thursday, the university announced that the share of Asian Americans in its latest admissions cycle is 25.4% — the highest percentage ever — out of 1,950 successful applicants.
A 16-year-old schoolgirl allegedly gang-raped by four seniors is having trouble finding a new school.
The rape reportedly occurred at a boarding school in Dehradun, India on Aug. 14.