A former biology teacher who worked at Andre Agassi College Prep Academy in 2005 has filed a lawsuit against the school over racism!
James Holmes Jr. is claiming that he was "treated like crap" and "fired" because he's black!
According to the lawsuit, James' experience at the school was all good until a new principal was hired in 2008, who allegedly gave better treatment to "white teachers."
James claims that he wasn't allowed to travel to a science conference due to "budget restraints," but he says he later learned that the funds WERE available…but they were reserved for other teachers, who all happened to be white.
He ALSO claims that his request for new lab materials was denied due to "budget restraints"…but then he found out that the principal DID approve an order for two other teachers. And yes…they were white.
James says he filed a complaint with the school and was THEN replaced with a substitute teacher who was NOT certified to teach science. Ugh.
If these claims are all true, then we hope the teacher is properly compensated.
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