How the 2006 Election Will Impact Black Higher Education

Last Tuesday the Democrats swept the midterm elections to regain control of both houses of Congress and a majority of the nation’s governorships. Democratic leaders have vowed to move swiftly on several education measures that would benefit blacks and low-income students when they take control of Congress in January. But any legislative initiatives face the hurdle of a possible veto by President Bush.

While many African Americans were pleased with the election results, one major concern was the landslide support for Proposal 2 in Michigan which calls for the end of race-sensitive admissions at the University of Michigan and other public universities in the state.

JBHE has completed a detailed analysis of the election results as they pertain to African-American higher education. You can read this report on our Web site by clicking here.