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Teacher alleges age, religious discrimination Catholic school November 15, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Age Discrimination, Card, Catholics, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Jew, Jewish.
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TRENTON — A 69-year-old Pennington woman who was fired last year from her teaching job at St. Raphael’s School has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Trenton alleging discrimination be cause she is Jewish.

Eva Kaplan also claims in the suit filed last week in Superior Court that she lost her job because of her age and that she was replaced by a younger, less qualified teacher.

Kaplan, who began teaching at the school in 1985, was accredited as a non-Catholic in catechism, the suit said.

In 2000, Kaplan switched from teaching art and became the school’s technology coordinator, the suit said. She taught computer science and also maintained the school’s computer network.

In the 2001-02 school year, Diane Kowalewski became principal at St. Raphael. Kowalewski, who is no longer at the school, could not be reached for comment.

Kaplan alleges that Kowalewski repeated a statement by Monsignor Gregory Vaughan that “all those who teach religion in the Diocese of Trenton, in addition to being faithful Catholics, must be certified catechists (teachers of religion).”



Freedom of Speech Based on Race: -First Amendment Affirmative Action July 21, 2006

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For forty years, the United States has lived with a variety of government programs applying preferential treatment based on race or gender or both. These programs have generally been limited to education and public contracting.

Recently, in a 2-1 decision, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision which may provide a foundation for applying preferential treatment to freedom of speech. If allowed to stand, the decision could authorize local governments to set varying limits to free expression, depending on the race, religion, or sexual orientation of the listener.