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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Affirmative Action: the Investigation (2)

Some of you are unsure what Affirmative Action is really about and insist that it really isn't being used in this situation, they're only using the word. Well the encyclopedia has only one definition for Affirmative Action. Also in the encyclopedia they describe how it's implemented, how it is being used in schools and other places, and lots of other things. It's really an important read if you want to fully understand the importance of this investigation

Encyclopedia: Affirmative Action

After extensive searching through the school's policy database I have found two articles that may convince you that Affirmative Action is being used.

Here's the first policy

In response to An Act to Promote Equity of Opportunity for Women in Administrative Positions in the Public School System (PL 1990, Chap. 889), the Board of Directors affirms its commitment to the strict prohibition of discrimination in employment on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability and to the principle of affirmative action to obtain wide and representative candidate pools.

In accordance with state law, the Superintendent shall implement a procedure designed to ensure nondiscriminatory practice in recruitment and hiring for all positions requiring administrator certification, as well as to result in selection of the most qualified candidates. This procedure shall be reviewed periodically.

Moreover, upon each occasion of administrative vacancy, the Superintendent shall review the procedure and make appropriate adaptations as may be warranted by special circumstances. In the case of a vacancy in the Superintendency, the Board shall review the procedure, adapting it as appropriate.

In accordance with state law, the district's Affirmative Action Plan shall include: a description of the status of the school system's nondiscriminatory administrator hiring practice; plans for in-service training programs on gender equity for teachers, administrators and the Board; and the relationship of the above to the State's five-year goal for the employment of women in administrative positions.

Basically what they are saying is that they want diversity in in the administration, and would rather have more women in that position than whoever is best for the job.

Next is the procedure

It says what you can do if you think you are being treated wrongly because of race etc.
But four questions are still open for investigation.

1) What do they consider to be treated wrongly in school based on race etc.

2) How difficult is it to recieve approval from the Affirmative Action officer?

3) What happens if you do recieve approval from the Affirmative Action officer?

4) How do they plan on "preventing discrimination"? Treating everyone the same, or treating some better?

By next time I'll have more articles, examples, and possibly an interview.

To be continued...


  • At 16/10/05 6:31 PM, Blogger meesterjoneser said…

    Affirmative Action is itself discriminatory and favors one group of persons over another, a blatent infringement of the Constitution. But why should the Constitution stand in the way of Liberal behavior>

    Right On Mr. O'Connor. I salute you for being so right at your age and so observant. Please see my reply to your song on that other website. I plan to record it when I get the band together in a couple weeks for our Halloween Jam. They're all right wing rednex like myself. And they'll love doin' it too.

    All the best

    Phantom Driver
    Proud Father of an American Soldier

  • At 17/10/05 9:42 PM, Blogger Gayle said…

    Phantom Driver is on the top of my list of favorite "Adult" bloggers. He's great!

    Excellent post here. As Phantom said: "But why should the Constitution stand in the way of Liberal behavior?" Well, we all know it doesn't, at least it hasn't for a long while, has it?

    Cody, this is an excellent post. You are applauded!


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