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Awards to 347 Minority Teachers for NYC’s Biased Exam Affirmed

Jan. 29, 2021, 5:26 PM

A federal judge followed the law when she conducted individualized assessments of the damages 347 New York City Black and Latino public school teachers suffered, as a result of a generalized liberal arts certification exam that had a disparate impact based on race, the Second Circuit ruled.

The teachers were among a larger group that brought the 1996 class action against the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of New York. The suit alleged that the state-administered Liberal Arts and Sciences Test the plaintiffs needed to pass to retain their teaching licenses violated Title VII ...