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Response to Fisher v. Texas from Maureen Hoyler, President, Council for Opportunity in Education

June 23, 2016

The Council for Opportunity in Education is pleased that the Court properly upheld higher education's commitment to a diverse student body. As the majority emphasized, "diversity takes many forms." Our nation faces enormous problems; we need all students to help make our country stronger, regardless of their backgrounds. For that reason, colleges and universities must continue to strive not only for racial diversity, but social and economic diversity. It is key to promoting understanding and developing our leaders in an inclusive society.