Fla. students say discrimination in testing

Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-02 07:05:50-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A complaint filed with the federal Justice Department alleges that different standardized testing goals for black and Hispanic students in Florida is discriminatory.

The complaint was filed Friday by the Southern Poverty Law Center against 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.

The complaint says race-based achievement goals are unsound and implement self-fulfilling low expectations.