Mondale-Quie Essay Contest Issue for 2018-2019:
It has been 150 years since the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 14th Amendment was one of three “Reconstruction Amendments” ratified in the wake of the American Civil War.
The Equal Protection Clause’s impacts how public schools and universities may treat students on the basis of race. The Equal Protection Clause plays a role in affirmative action in college admissions and busing of K-12 students. Most notably, the Equal Protection Clause was at the center of the landmark desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education.
Question to be answered: Do you think courts have decided issues of desegregation, busing, and affirmative action in public schools and universities correctly? Support your answer with citations to relevant sources.
**You must be registered to participate in the Essay Contest. There is no fee for registration.**
Full contest details and submission guidelines can be found in the attached pdf.
Online Contest Registration Begins: October 15, 2018
Essay Submission Deadline:January 22, 2019
Announcement of Winners: March 29, 2019
Awards Luncheon: May 2019
Rules, resources, and other information are all available in the Essay Packet. Please use the link above to download.