Complaint: Florida schools’ race-based achievement goals discriminate

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Setting less ambitious academic achievement goals for black and Hispanic students in Florida is discriminatory, according to a civil rights complaint filed Friday with the U.S. Department of Justice.

The complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center asked the federal Department of Justice to look into the standardized testing goals of the Florida Department of Education and the state Board of Education. The complaint alleges that Florida education officials have set less ambitious test result goals for black and Hispanic students compared to white and Asian students.

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