Teachers’ lawsuit claims Atlanta tries to push older ones out

AJC file photo

AJC file photo

Some former Atlanta teachers say one of the fallouts from the district’s test-cheating scandal has been age discrimination.

They contend in a a federal lawsuit that hundreds of older educators were forced out of their jobs in Atlanta Public Schools as a new administration tried to change the district’s culture.

APS says the proportion of teachers who are over age 40, around 60 percent, has not changed since the 2014 hiring of Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. But the teachers suing claim the district makes it unpleasant and difficult to work at APS for those who are older.

Find out more about their lawsuit here, on our premium website for subscribers, myajc.com.  

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