NYC Teacher Test Violated Title VII, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 9:34 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that the New York City Board of Education violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by using a teacher certification test that discriminated against racial minorities.

Issuing a split ruling in a 16-year-old class action, U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood said the BOE used a certification exam — known as the liberal arts and sciences test, or LAST — that had not been properly validated and thus was not “job related” under Title VII.

Earlier rulings in...
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