Waterbury schools find best way to diversify

“In February, the city NAACP branch suggested Connecticut government aid to Waterbury schools be withheld until the district’s “unlawful discriminatory employment practices” are investigated. This proposal, which would ravage the schools if implemented by the state, was presented despite an absence of evidence of lawbreaking.

Unfortunately, city officials aren’t doing much better, preparation-wise. April 11, the Republican-American’s Michael Puffer reported on steps officials have taken to expand the ranks of minority teachers. Among those steps was reducing principals’ role in the interviewing and hiring process.”

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