The school board in Piscataway, New Jersey has agreed to a settlement in a suit brought by a white teacher who was laid off instead of an African-American teacher with similar credentials and identical seniority. The case was to have been argued before the Supreme Court early next year, and both opponents and advocates of affirmative action expected that the Court would rule against the school board. Most of the settlement was funded by a coalition of civil rights groups. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.



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