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EEOC Finds NYC Department of Education Discriminated Against Principal

The EEOC found that the New York City Department of Education (DOE) discriminated against the founding principal of an Arabic-language public school by forcing her to resign in the face of a public uproar over her statements in a newspaper article that federal judges later found to be incorrect and misleading. The New York Times reported over the weekend that:

"Acting on a complaint filed last year by the principal, Debbie Almontaser, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that the department "succumbed to the very bias that creation of the school was intended to dispel and a small segment of the public succeeded in imposing its prejudices on D.O.E. as an employer," according to a letter issued by the commission on Tuesday."

Read the complete story at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/nyregion/13principal.html

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