Resource: The Ho v. SFUSD Case – The Battle to End Racial Discrimination in San Francisco Schools

By: Asian American Legal Foundation

Asian American Legal Foundation

Ho v. San Francisco Unified School District, a class action filed in 1994, forced the San Francisco school district to stop its practice of classifying students by race for assignment to the city’s K-12 schools. San Francisco’s unconstitutional practice prevented many Chinese American children from attending their own neighborhood schools. The case was ultimately a success, bringing a halt to the school district’s use of race.