"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Friday, March 19, 2010

Imagine Settles Discrimination Suit

Imagine will continue to preach about their shared values of Integrity, Justice, and Fun, but there sure seems to be a lot of teachers, principals, and parents with an awfully different take on the culture of Imagine.

From Diane Stafford at KansasCity.com:
Charter school operator to pay $570,000 to settle pregnancy discrimination suit

Imagine Schools, a charter school operator in Kansas City, has agreed to pay $570,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the company in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, alleging discrimination when Imagine failed to retain two qualified employees who were pregnant.

The women were let go when Imagine closed its charter middle school in Kansas City and opened a private middle and high school, Renais

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