November 22, 2021 7:32 pm

Paterson educator files discrimination lawsuit against charter school administrators

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An educator who was fired from a charter school in 2020 just 10 weeks after being hired as an assistant principal is claiming he was the target of racial discrimination.

Lavon Smith, who is African American, alleged in a lawsuit filed Monday that four white administrators at Philip’s Academy Charter School of Paterson were allowed to perform their jobs remotely while he and another black male administrator were required to work in person.

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