Lawsuit over race-based teacher placements is dropped

08/26/2010 | Los Angeles Daily News

A lawsuit over whether Los Angeles officials should be considering teachers' race when placing them at schools has been dropped, as the policy was suspended. The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by the Pacific Legal Foundation, a civil rights group. The district eliminated the "teacher integration transfer program" in March. Officials say the program was implemented to increase diversity in educator staffing.

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