|By State and City:
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.
40 White Male Professors WIN
Reverse Discrimination Case! (06/26/06)
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.)
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
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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)
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
[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
"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
30 Recent Stories about Education Discrimination in
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
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
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
"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
"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.
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in the Connecticut Post
Connecticut (New Haven):
Yale to Deliberately Bypass Male
Faculty Hires (03/02/99) (no
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
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]
U of Colorado Struggling to
Discriminate Against White Applicants
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)
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Education Quota Stories:
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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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 Initiative 1999 / 2000: An End Racial
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)
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".
"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
"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
"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
"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.'' [Editors 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 students
socioeconomic background.]" (Miami Herald 10/21/99 by Daniel de Vise)
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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
"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)
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)
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Florida (Palm Beach):
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):
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
Schools Reserve Teacher Positions for
Blacks - Bias Suit Results (10/24/99 -
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
``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)
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Georgia (University of
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.
Candidates Failing State Exam at High Rate
"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
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
"[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 -
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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)
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)
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