Now Mifflin Elementary has been roiled by news of a lawsuit filed by four white teachers who claim they are victims of race discrimination.
Among their allegations: The school’s former principal persistently undermined their work, randomly changed room assignments and enforced rule infractions against them, but not black teachers. They say he also directed them to read an article claiming “white teachers do not have the ability to teach African-American students.”
The lawsuit names as defendants the School District of Philadelphia, the former principal and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union, which the teachers allege did not back them up when they complained.
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