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Alabama (Alabama State University):
Even Racial Quotas for Whites are NOT Allowed!   (09/22/99)

          NOTE:  Alabama State University racial quotas appears on a Separate Page.

Arizona (State):
40 White Male Professors WIN Reverse Discrimination Case! (06/26/06)

          40 white male teachers and professors at Northern Arizona University WON a reverse discirmination lawsuit against the University this month!  Expensive and needless litigation has been ongoing since at least 1995.  They had been denied pay raises due solely to their skin color and gender.   95% of female teachers had received raises; 100% of minority teachers had received raises; but white male teachers received NO raises.   After 13 years of fighting for equal treatment, the white male professors WON!   (Adversity.Net Horror Story, Case 23, updated 06/26/06.)
[link:  http://www.adversity.net/c23_tbd.htm]

Arizona (State):
Bilingual Education Measure OK'd   (02/11/99 - dead link)

          "A legislative committee Wednesday endorsed a bill to limit how long the state will pay for a pupil's bilingual education, with supporters defending the proposal as a common-sense alternative to a proposed ballot measure's outright ban.

          "Something has to be done to help these children speak and understand English," Rep. Linda Gray, R-Glendale, said. The House Education Committee's 8-4 vote on House Bill 2387 was party line, with Republicans voting for and Democrats against. Throughout Wednesday's hearing on the bill introduced by Rep. Laura Knaperek and 16 other Republicans, there were references to a proposed ban that critics of bilingual education hope to put on the state's 2000 ballot."  (AP, via Arizona Central, by Paul Davenport)
[Last known link http://www.azcentral.com/news/0211bilingual.shtml]

Arizona (Phoenix):
Bilingual education fight erupts (12/10/98 - dead link)

          "On one side are those who think all American school kids should learn in English - that giving non-English-speaking children the option of learning in another language just makes it harder for them to keep up later on."  (The Arizona Republic 12-10-98)
[former link: *http://www.azcentral.com:80/news/education/1210bilingual.shtml]

California (statewide):
Prop. 227 includes $50 million for English language classes

          "Programs for non-English speaking adults soon will be getting big checks from what some educators describe as the good part of Prop. 227. The proposition was passed last June, ending the state's 30-year bilingual education system in favor of a one-year crash course in English designed to get all children into regular classrooms faster. But a lesser known provision of the measure will send $ 50 million a year statewide to adult classes for English learners."   (Riverside Press-Enterprise, Mon., 01-04-99, by Kamrhan Farwell).
[Last Known Link http://www.onenation.org/9901/010499.html ]

California (UC system):
4 percent solution assailed (02/12/99 - dead link)

          "A proposal to guarantee a spot at the University of California for students who graduate in the top 4 percent of their high school class got a grilling at a Senate committee hearing.

          "The plan, proposed by UC faculty members as a way to widen the pool of candidates and championed by Gov. Gray Davis, was assailed Wednesday as failing to address the real problem -- lack of space for more students.  'This is an idea that has not been vetted in the real world, and it will be obliterated once it reaches the ground with respect to real people -- real moms, real dads, real students. This dog won't hunt,'  said state Sen. Steve Peace.   Peace, D-La Mesa, blasted the plan as an 'insider game' and took issue with UC's claims that the 4 percent plan won't displace students admitted under existing criteria."  (AP, via San Jose Mercury News, 02/12/99, by Michelle Locke)
[former link *http://www7.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/uc12.htm]

More California: 
30 Recent Stories about Education Discrimination in California.

Connecticut (Stratford):
Stratford wanst more minority teachers  (10/01/2007)

From the Connecticut Post article by Richard Weizel

STRATFORD — The school district needs to hire far more minority teachers to better reflect the district's greater-than-40-percent minority-student population, school board leaders and administrators said.

In fact, because minorities represent less than 4 percent of the nearly 1,000-employee, districtwide staff — even less when educators are counted — the board intends to upgrade the district's "outdated" affirmative action policy at its next meeting late this month, school officials said.

Supt. of Schools Irene Cornish, the first black woman to lead the school district, said it is "vital that we broaden our staff to better reflect the high minority student population."

Echoing her sentiment were school board co-chairmen Laura Hoydick and Tom Malloy, who said something needs to be done to dramatically improve the ratio of minority teachers to students in the 7,400-student district.

"We're always looking for the most highly qualified people for the district, but there are different strategies we can employ to attract a more diverse group of teachers, and we intend to explore those options," Hoydick said.

"Over the next month we will be reviewing our affirmative action policy and hiring policies, and expect to update our policies to ensure we strive toward a more diverse student population," she said. "We need to find ways to recruit a wider pool of applicants."

Cornish agreed: "I think there's always a need to improve in that area. It's very important for our children to have role models in our staff.

"To better represent the demographics, we are trying to look for qualified minorities through special job fairs, word of mouth and advertising in more diverse publications."

Cornish added: "It's important to broaden our pool of applicants; the community is diverse and student population is diverse, and we need to pay attention to our applicant pool with an eye toward making that more diverse as well."

Malloy recently sent a memo to the school board and administration outlining what he calls "A Call to Diverse Hiring Practices."

"Let us ask the question, have we afforded and advanced the fundamental constitutional ideal of equal treatment and the moral canon of equality of opportunity in our quest to interview and hire candidates fitting the 'best of the best' criteria?" Malloy asks in his memo. "Our best practices should offer opportunities to outsiders without lowering standards and expectations," he says. "This means holding the members of all races to the same high standard. It means not reserving particular jobs for minorities.

"But it also means making a genuine effort to find minorities — and other unique Americans of all races — who might be overlooked in our current process, but who have the capacity to excel and enrich our educational process." -30-

Richard Weizel, who covers Stratford, can be reached at 330-6470.

Last known link to the original
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Connecticut (New Haven):
Yale to Deliberately Bypass Male Faculty Hires  (03/02/99) (no link)

          Yale University has truly lost its mind, and any sense of fair and equal treatment.  We can only hope they spend many, many years in very, very expensive reverse discrimination lawsuits:  "In one fell swoop, Yale has abandoned its commitment to hiring the best candidate for each job while at the same time implementing substantial academic changes for political reasons.

          "The Yale Daily News reported that 'the incremental hiring of women marks the plan's greatest single policy change.'   Under the new plan, departments will receive extra resources exclusively for the purpose of hiring female professors. As [Yale President Richard Levin] said, 'broad objectives for the entire faculty will be set.'  In other words, Yale will decide how many women it wants to hire before it even knows how many qualified applicants exist. Departments will be free to pursue women without considering male candidates in the same field.

          "This is far more extreme than a traditional affirmative action plan. Yale will now hire new faculty members without the pretense of a meritocratic process. If Yale hires female professors from pools that exclude men, then Yale runs the risk of not hiring the best scholar in a given field. Yale, as such, has decided that the need for gender equality in the short term supersedes the University's long-standing rock-solid commitment to academic excellence."   (From "Yale Daily News", 03/02/99, by Emil Kleinhaus)
[no link]

Colorado (Boulder):
CU-Boulder Eliminates Illegal Race/Gender Quotas (posted 06/23/99)

          "Days before the Board of Regents is scheduled to finally approve CU-Boulder's new diversity plan, student leaders have all but conceded the battle to establish numerical goals for diversity on campus.

          "Over the past year, students have picketed diversity planning meetings, participated in committees and even developed their own alternative plan. Their overarching goal has been to win approval for numerical goals, without which the plan will have no teeth, student leaders maintain.

          "After the campus diversity office released a draft of the final plan for public feedback last month, the majority of comments received [from racial quota supporters] decried the lack of numerical goals, said Ofelia Miramontes, CU-Boulder's interim associate vice chancellor for diversity.

          "Nonetheless, headed the regents' way this Thursday is a plan that has no such goals.  The regents have expressed skepticism toward numerical goals, which they view as illegal "quotas."  (Colorado Daily, by Terje Langeland, posted 06/23/99)
[no link available]

Colorado (State):
U of Colorado Struggling to Discriminate Against White Applicants (04/01/99-dead link)

          Denver Post Headline:  "CU Diversity Plans Lauded" -- "Former Princeton University President William Bowen, instrumental in changing public opinion on race-based college admissions, said Wednesday that the University of Colorado is on the right track in cultivating a minority student pipeline."  He didn't have anything to say about improving enrollment or graduation rates of white students.

          "Though CU's diversity plans have Bowen's blessing, a coalition of 30 CU student groups have called the Boulder campus diversity plan "deplorable'' for a lack of specific goals. CU has avoided setting numeric goals fearing they could be construed as quotas and grist for reverse-discrimination lawsuits.  A student plan thick with numeric minority enrollment and graduation goals was rejected by CU's governing Board of Regents in December."

          Even though race-neutral student admissions are the only Constitutionally defensible admissions policy, Bowen said Wednesday that race-neutral admissions would be disastrous -- if you are an academically unqualified minority.  Bowen, citing statistics from his book "Shape of the River" which have been widely criticized as slanted, claimed that fair and just race-neutral admissions policies would reduce black enrollment at top colleges to less than 2 percent from 7 percent.

          Bowen is perhaps best known for his pro-quota treatise "Shape of the River" in which he and former Harvard president Derek Bok presented many ill-supported and outright fallacious arguments in favor of enrollment quotas and racial preferences.  (Based on Denver Post, 04/01/99, by Dave Curtin)
[Last Known Link **http://www.denverpost.com/news/news0401d.htm]

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Colorado (State):
Colorado Minority enrollment plans rate a 'D' (04/02/99 - dead link)

          "A top state researcher Thursday slapped a "D" grade on the plans Colorado's public colleges came up with to increase minority enrollment. "The fundamental message hasn't penetrated," said Jim Sulton, senior academic researcher for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Most colleges don't make themselves accountable for failing to recruit, enroll and graduate minorities, he said. Two years ago, state officials decided to end the state-mandated diversity requirements and eliminate a 1 percent budget penalty for those that failed to meet goals. Instead, colleges were to come up with their own approaches to attracting minority students and include self-imposed consequences for failure."  (Denver Rocky Mountain News, 04/02/99, by Bill Scanlon)
[Last Known Link   *http://insidedenver.com/news/0402race3.shtml ]

Colorado (State):
Colleges told to strengthen race-based admissions (04/02/99 - dead link)

          Denver Post Headline:  "Colleges told to strengthen affirmative-action plans" -- "Colleges and universities across the state were roundly scolded Thursday for toothless affirmative action plans [which preferentially admit minorites ahead of white students] in harshly worded reviews by Colorado's higher education commissioners and staff.

          "The only schools earning passing grades were the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Adams State College in Alamosa; Metropolitan State College in Downtown Denver; and the CU Health Sciences Center in east Denver. Every other state four-year school was admonished for lacking specific [racial] goals and accountability.

          "Higher education commissioners said they were disappointed after shifting oversight for minority graduation goals to the schools. The commission ditched its minority graduation requirements (in most cases 18.6 percent by the year 2000 to reflect the high school graduation rate) in favor of a policy requiring schools to set their own goals and show "continuous improvement'' [i.e., continued preferential admissions of less-qualified minority applicants.]  It also rescinded financial penalties for schools failing to meet annual goals."  (Denver Post 04/02/99 by Dave Curtin)
[Last Known Link   *http://www.denverpost.com/news/news0402h.htm]

Colorado (Denver):
School Busing Running Out of Gas

          "The end of busing [has] allowed Denver kids to attend their neighborhood school or choose another one that had enough room. Most teachers and parents were relieved when the court gave up control of the district.  They wanted to create good schools near home, not far away," Bennie Milliner, a board member, said.

         "For the past three years minority students in northwest and northeast Denver could ride a bus to predominantly white schools in southern parts of the city. However, the number of riders has dropped from 402 in 1996 to 196 this year at a cost per student of $1,600 -- three times the district average for busing.  'I don't know how we can justify that,' Milliner said."   (InsideDenver.Com, 01/21/99, by Brian Weber)
[Last Known Link *http://insidedenver.com/news/0121vol3.shtml ]

See Also:  Adversity.Net Special Report  The End of School Busing

Colorado (Pueblo):
Colorado State Univ. Plans to 'Boost' Minority Graduation Rates

          Colorado State University plans to invest $7.5 million in "diversity programs" this year.  They are concerned that the rate of graduation of their minority students is low...possibly affected by a low enrollment rate.  Plans include boosting enrollment of minorities, as well.   Faculty should be on the lookout as well for "increased recruitement of minority faculty".  Kinda sounds like a reverse discrimination suit waiting to happen.  (Denver Post 9/5/98)

Delaware (Newark):
Univ. of Delaware Faculty Opposes Quotas (02/24/99)

          "A large majority of the University of Delaware's faculty is opposed to racial and sexual preferences in student admissions and faculty employment, according to a new survey conducted by the Delaware Association of Scholars, which released the survey today.

          "More than two-thirds of the faculty not only oppose such preferences, but would also ban them at the University.

          "Even more surprising, the support for a ban on racial and sexual preferences cut across all political lines, with liberals as well as moderates and conservatives favoring a ban.  'The clear message from the UD faculty is that it doesn't like what it believes the University is doing, namely, evaluating students and faculty differently on the basis of race and sex,'   said DAS President Linda S. Gottfredson, Professor of Education. 'UD faculty would resoundingly support a ban in Delaware like California's Proposition 209.'"   (Univ. of Delaware, 02/24/99)
[Last Known Link http://www.udel.edu/DAS/survey98f/pressletter.html ]

Florida (Statewide):
Florida Initiative 1999 / 2000: An End Racial Preferences?

          The godfather of California's Prop. 209, and Washington State's Initiative 200 has targeted the State of Florida for its extensive use of race-based programs in education and in state contracting.  Ward Connerly has his sights set on Florida, and Gove. Jeb Bush -- who is terrified of losing the voting support of the racial special interests in this state -- is decidedly 'chilly' toward Connerly's overtures.  See the Adversity.Net Special Report on 'Florida Initiative 2000'.  (Frequently updated)
[link http://www.adversity.net/florida/initiative.htm ]

Florida (Statewide):
Florida Colleges Downplay SAT Scores in Favor of Racial Criteria (10/31/99 - dead link)

          Original Miami Herald Headline:   Top colleges start to look beyond SAT test scores -- STORY:  "This year, the people who write the SAT proposed a new way to look at scores on the ubiquitous college entrance exam:  using poverty, race and other factors to ''handicap'' a student's score, just as in golf.

          "After a swirl of media coverage, the ''Strivers'' concept is now mired in controversy, particularly because several states -- including Florida -- are trying to eliminate affirmative action in college admissions."  [Editor's Note:   The author is referring to the Florida Civil Rights Initiative (FCRI) which does NOT seek to end affirmative action; the FCRI seeks only to end the use of racial and gender preferences in Florida.]

          "But the idea is not dead. And the episode underscores real changes in how educators, parents and seniors look at the SAT.

          "More and more, colleges are trying to find ways to ignore a sub-par SAT score to net a hard-working minority student or an urban youngster who overcame obstacles just to sit for the test.

          "Admissions officials are desperate to build a "diverse" pool of students without resorting to race-based formulas that invite lawsuits. They want black students. Hispanic students. Poor students. Children from urban schools that seldom crack the Ivy Leagues, or from families that have never before sent a son or daughter to college. [Emphasis added.  Note:  "diverse" is often used as a synonym or proxy for "race".  Editor.]

          "For some Florida colleges, that means looking less at SATs and more at grades, which show four years' effort rather than three hours' work.

          ''What has happened in the past few years is a movement away from testing,'' said John Barnhill, director of admissions at Florida State University.  ''It just seems to have fallen out of favor with most schools. In this school, the emphasis has shifted completely to what the student completed during four years of course work in high school.''

          "Blacks and Hispanics tend to score lower than whites on the SAT.  Because of such gaps, universities search for prospective minority students whose promise outflanks their scores.

          "It is common wisdom in South Florida high schools that a student who scores in the upper reaches of the SAT scale -- say, 1,200 or above out of a possible 1,600 total points -- can contend for a spot at nearly any competitive college.

          "But such scores are rare at schools beset with profound language barriers or large poor populations.  ''For our kids to make 1,100, without the language skills, that is something. That's like a 1,400 at another school,'' said Maria Espinosa, a college counselor at Hialeah High School. The campus serves a large population of Spanish-speaking immigrants.

          "Florida's public university system routinely sets aside slots for students who fall short of minimum entrance requirements but excel in other ways -- and whose presence on campus will improve the "diversity" pool.  [Emphasis added.  Note:   "diversity" and "diversity pool" are often used as substitutes for race-based admissions policies.  Editor.]

          ''I think a lot more colleges are looking more closely at socioeconomics, and particularly because they're not going to be able to look at race as closely as in the past,'' said Barnhill, the FSU admissions director. ''I think we're all trying to become more race-blind.'' [Editor’s Note: Socioeconomic data is commonly used as a "proxy" or a "substitute" for racial admissions criteria, but it amounts to the same thing -- race-based admissions policies.]

          "One possible solution to the admissions quandary was Strivers. [Which takes into account proxies for race, gender, and ethnicity in admissions, such as a student’s socioeconomic background.]"   (Miami Herald 10/21/99 by Daniel de Vise)
[Last Known Link *http://www.herald.com/content/sun/docs/010120.htm]

Florida (Statewide):
School choice will win! (05/05/99 - no link)

          "On hearing that the Florida Legislature had passed and Gov. Jeb Bush intended to sign the nation's first statewide school choice law, the president of Florida chapters of the NAACP, Leon Russell, said: ``We won't allow this to become law. We believe these opportunity scholarships -- a.k.a. vouchers -- dismantle public education.''

          "The usual suspects will fight this in court, but they are swimming against a strong tide.  It is unfair and immoral to force people to keep their children mired in public schools that fail to teach them the basic educational and moral skills they need to make a decent living and a satisfying life.

         "The National Education Association ...vehemently opposes choice on education ... because to allow parents to choose would erode the political power now enjoyed by the NEA and the rest of the education establishment that has put itself ahead of the best interests of parents and children in a shameless pursuit of self-preservation, not child education.

          "The Supreme Court has indicated it is not hostile to the school-choice concept. Last year, it voted 8-1 to reject a challenge to Milwaukee's school-choice program."  (Duluth News Editorial 05/05/99 -- link has expired)

Florida (Statewide):
Vouchers bill moves forward  (03/22/99)

          TALLAHASSEE - "With lawmakers split along party lines, a plan began moving through the Florida Senate yesterday to use taxpayer-funded vouchers to send children to private schools.  After four hours of debate and dozens of proposed changes, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-4 to offer vouchers to potentially thousands of children who attend chronically failing public schools.

          ''It's about students who don't have opportunity and giving them opportunity,'' Sen. Jim Horne (R-Orange Park) said.   "But Democrats said the plan would allow private schools to strip money and talented students from public schools and leave behind low-achieving children. In Florida, schools receive money for each student they serve."  (Jacksonville Times-Union, 03/22/99, by Jim Saunders)
[Last Known Link http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/032399/met_2b1vouch.html ]

Florida (Lee County):
White Students Allowed to Pick School! (dead link)

          "Parents of pre-kindergarten, fifth and eighth-graders will be getting a package in the mail over the holidays from the Lee County School District, but it won't be Christmas presents. Instead, the packages will include directions for registering their children for the 1999-2000 school year through the student enrollment process called School Choice, which was used for the first time this year.  ... School leaders hope the program will do away with the unpopular ritual of redrawing school boundaries (racial gerrymandering) which was 'necessary' to keep 'racial balances' in the schools."  (Naples Daily News 12-27-98, by Kara Vick)
[Last Known Link:   http://www.naplesnews.com/today/bonita/a88888m.htm]

Florida (Palm Beach):
County School Board OKs new minority plan (02/04/99)

          "The Palm Beach County School Board has approved a plan to improve the performance of minority students, a plan hammered out in a joint effort between the district and the Coalition for Black Student Achievement.

          "The board voted 6-1 on Wednesday for the plan, which still does not have any figures on how much it will cost to implement. The plan covers a variety of goals, including getting students to read at grade level, improving minority student performance on standardized tests used as barometers of student performance, increasing the hiring of black teachers and making district employees more sensitive to minority cultural issues."  (Sun-Sentinel, 02/04/99, by Larry Barszewski)
[Last Known Link http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/daily/detail/0,1136,8500000000050088,00.html ]

Florida (Palm Beach):
Schools eye minority plan (01/29/99)

          "After almost a year of adversarial discussions, [black activists and the school district] have worked out a plan they hope will focus district efforts more on improved minority student performance instead of on busing to achieve integration. The School Board will meet today with the Coalition for Black Student Achievement to review that plan, which came after a November meeting at which coalition members took the district to task for not living up to past promises.

          "[T]he two sides will work together to convince federal officials that improved minority student performance -- not the racial balance of schools -- should be the true measure of how children are being treated in county schools."  (Sun-Sentinel, 01/29/99, by Larry Barszewski)
[Last Known Link http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/daily/detail/0,1136,8500000000047620,00.html ]

Florida (Tampa):
Schools Reserve Teacher Positions for Blacks - Bias Suit Results (10/24/99 - dead link)

          TAMPA - "Hillsborough County school district officials deny using race to discriminate in hiring, especially during a teacher shortage.

          "[But a] local lawyer with a discrimination lawsuit against the Hillsborough County school district contends that he has evidence that principals are told to deceive teaching applicants because certain jobs are reserved for blacks.

          "The accusation is based on documents gathered in the course of the lawsuit, attorney Ronald Fraley Jr. said Friday. ``The school system encourages, as official policy, for principals to misrepresent the reason for its employment decisions.''

          "Fraley represents special education teacher Laura Filips, who sued the district a year ago alleging she was ordered to transfer to another school because she's white.

          "A June memo to principals [from School District management], in language nearly identical to memos in previous years, advised them to avoid telling non-black applicants they wouldn't be considered because of race. Fraley reads that as an attempt to mislead applicants.

          ``The bottom line is that we have not only a legal ability, we have a legal obligation, to take race into account'' in hiring, [school attorney] Gonzalez said. ``If we were not under that court order, we would not be doing this.''

          "[Attorney] Fraley disputed that the order requires racial decisions in hiring. And he said recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions curtailing affirmative action practices have undercut the basis for such practices.

          "District officials update principals each summer on the racial composition of their faculties, Fraley said. Principals then know how many job openings may be filled with non-black candidates and how many must go to blacks.

          "[David Binnie, assistant superintendent for human resources] acknowledged a qualified non-black applicant may not be accepted immediately at a school seeking a black teacher."  (The Tampa Tribune 10/24/99 by William March and Marilyn Brown)
[Last Known Link **http://www.tampatrib.com/sections/mt102407.htm]

Georgia (University of Georgia):
Racial and Gender Quotas Struck Down at UGA!  (07/24/00)

          [Adversity.Net Special Report]  On July 24, 2000 U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield ruled that the University of Georgia's stated goal of promoting diversity through its admissions policy was an "amorphous, unquantifiable, and temporarily unlimited goal." And as such, the judge ruled, it does not represent a compelling state interest for which the university could constitutionally defend its use of racial preferences.

          Judge Edenfield ruled that the University of Georgia has unconstitutionally engaged in "naked racial balancing" by using race as a factor in admissions decisions without having an adequate justification.

          This is an historic decision in favor of equal treatment under the law without regard to race, gender, or ethnicity.   Review our special collection of news reports on this important legal decision.
[link http://www.adversity.net/education_1_uga.htm#UGA_preferences_overturned]

Minority Teacher Candidates Failing State Exam at High Rate (02/07/99)

          "WHEN GEORGIA adopted a new and tougher teacher certification test two years ago, it knew it could expect higher rates of failure. [But] black candidates statewide fail the Praxis II exam at a rate nearly four times higher than their white counterparts. That's virtually the same ratio that accompanied the Praxis predecessor, the Teacher Certification Test. Only now, the aggregate numbers are higher -- 57 percent of African Americans fail the Praxis, compared to 34 percent who couldn't pass the TCT. That means fewer black prospective teachers than ever are qualified to teach in Georgia classrooms."  (Savannah Morning News, Editorial, 02/07/99)
[Last Known Link http://www.savannahmorningnews.com/smn/stories/020799/OPEDone.html ]

Georgia (DeKalb):
Race-based student transfer program attacked (02/02/99)

          "Southeastern Legal Foundation attorney Valle Simms Dutcher Monday sent a certified letter to DeKalb School Board Chairman Brad Bryant asking the system to drop its Majority to Minority (M-to-M) transfer program for the 1999-2000 school year or face a lawsuit.

          "Under the program, students enrolled in a school in which their race is in the majority can transfer to a school in which they are in a minority, provided there is available space.

          "[Southeastern Legal] Foundation president Matthew Glavin says his group represents white DeKalb parents who would be plaintiffs should a lawsuit be necessary. The group's letter claims the M-to-M program, because it is based on race, violates the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment guarantee of equal protection under the law."  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 02/02/99, by Diane Loupe)
[Last Known Link http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/1999/02/02/demand.html ]

Georgia (University of Georgia):  New Page - See University of Georgia

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Iowa (Iowa City):
Iowa "Diversity" programs fail to find qualified "minority" teachers! (11/08/98 - dead link)

          Iowa City school enrollment includes 15.7% minorities, but the school district is all bent out of shape because they've only been able to find 2.14% qualified staff who are "minorities".   (Cedar Rapids Gazette 11/08/98)
[former link *http://www.gazetteonline.com/news/9811/nov020.htm]

Kansas (Wichita):
International Baccalaureate program's racial disparities to be studied (dead link)

          "Wichita school officials have formed a committee to look at ways to increase minority representation in the (school) district's prestigious International Baccalaureate program."  The school district officials imply that "racial discrimination" is at the root of this disparity vs. lack of qualified studentes from the designated "preferred minorities".  (Witchita Eagle 11/20/98)
[Last Known Link: *http://www.wichitaeagle.com/news/local/learning/docs/ib1120_txt.htm]

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