I read with concern that the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Education is investigating charges of discrimination at Lincoln High School first made public last September (TNT, 3-1). The Tacoma School District is labeling it a personnel issue.
It seems that the civil rights office investigation indicates suspicion that there is some merit to the allegations. The school district has mishandled this from the beginning. A punitive lawsuit was launched against the whistleblowers. No good faith effort was made by the district to investigate.
The lawsuit has probably cost Tacoma taxpayers well over $100,000 – an absolute waste. …