State looks into accusation of minority hiring bias in school system

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- The state has launched an investigation into an accusation that Rutherford County discriminates against minority teachers.

Former human resources clerk Kathy Brandon filed the complaint.

Brandon states in her complaint that the county is "quick to hire people of color to clean the schools and cook, but not others."

Schools Director Harry Gill says he encourages the 41 principals in the system to hire minority teachers, but there aren't enough qualified candidates.

According to an August report, 7.9 percent of the county's teachers are minorities.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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