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Opinion: Exam Winners and Losers

Source: diverseeducatio Posted By: Andy K...4658 days ago

The New Haven firefighters case the U.S. Supreme Court heard Wednesday may have implications beyond employment practices. At the heart of the case are the murky issues of race, testing and selectivity – issues that are also unsettled in higher education.

A seemingly divided court heard the complaints of White New Haven, Conn., firefighters who did not receive promotions although they passed a qualifying exam. The city threw out the exams because no African-American firefighters scored high enough....

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