Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination to Supreme Court is Historic

President Biden announced his intent to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Currently a judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Jackson is one of the nation’s brightest legal minds. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

American Federation of School Administrators President Ernest Logan said:

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court offers our nation a jurist with great experience and extraordinary qualifications. It shows America is moving forward, expanding representation and adding the voices of those who have not had an opportunity to serve on the nation’s highest court. It is inspiring not only for me, but also for the next generation of children, who will understand they can do anything if the playing field is level.”

“Judge Jackson first shined as a high achiever in Miami-Dade public schools—the same place her parents worked as teachers and administrators offering her great insight on the challenges school leaders face every day in their jobs around fair funding, equity and inclusion. This experience and understanding will help in decision making on issues regarding schools and the children we serve.”

“Having served nearly nine years as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Jackson has an established record on civil rights, equality, fairness and rule of law, especially around topics tied to people who work every day to move this country forward— but who often are passed over in the judicial system.”