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Modeling the Impact of Supreme Court Decisions: Wygant v. Board

Nelson C. Dometrius and Lee Sigelman
The Journal of Politics
Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb., 1988), pp. 131-149
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2131044
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

In May, 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Jackson, Michigan, school district's policy of protecting minority teachers during periods of mandatory layoffs. This paper models the implications of this decision in an attempt to project its likely impact on black representation in the educational workforce. The results suggest that under most plausible future conditions the decision's impact should be negligible, due largely to the fact that blacks have so few recent gains to protect. On the other hand, the analysis uncovers other trends that may have significant future impacts on black representation among public school teachers.

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