Bloomberg Law
Sept. 2, 2020, 1:34 AM

Racial Equality Advocates Embrace Win in California SAT Lawsuit

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

A ruling in California state court may represent a turning point for racial equity in higher education, after a judge blocked the use of college entrance exams in admissions decisions for one of the country’s largest university systems.

Judge Brad Seligman of the Superior Court of Alameda County blocked, at least temporarily, all schools in the University of California system from considering SAT or ACT test scores as part of their admissions process. The restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic are particularly difficult on people with disabilities, Seligman said.

But the win for the plaintiffs comes as they mount ...

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