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  • Affirmative action may be (Connecticut) schools hiring fix

    05/01/2002 5:57:50 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies · 401+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES [Danbury, CT] ^ | April 30, 2002 | Eileen FitzGerald
    DANBURY — Responding to complaints that the city has not hired more minority teachers, at least one school board member wants to know whether the district should switch its hiring approach from equal opportunity to affirmative action. Some local educators said the issue is more about ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity to be interviewed and considered. Board member J.R. Mitchell said the board needs to know if the community wants to move toward affirmative action instead of hiring the top candidates regardless of race. “I see affirmative action as allowing you to set aside a spot...