Seattle initially desegregated in response to a federal suit, and it subsequently took further action in a settlement with the Office for Civil Rights. Had it not done so, the district may have been found legally culpable for segregated schools.
According to Justice Breyer, 80-90 percent received their first choice over the two years this program was in force. See 551 U.S. ____ (2007) (Breyer, S., dissenting), p. 12. Available at www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/06.pdf/05-908.pdf.
551 U.S. ____ (2007), p. 26. Available at www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/06.pdf/05-908.pdf.
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, oral argument before the Supreme Court, Dec. 4, 2006, pp. 38-39. Available at www.supremecourtus.gov/oral-arguments/arguments_transcripts/05-908.pdf; "Schools' Efforts on Race Await Justices' Ruling," New York Times, June 24, 2006.