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Former Pittsburgh teacher says in lawsuit complaints led to firing

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:09 p.m.
 

A former Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that district staff fired her from Faison K-5 school in June 2011 for filing a complaint about racial discrimination.

Pamela F. Hendricks, age and address unknown, claims that supervisors were more critical of her and held her to different standards than black teachers at the mostly black school because she is white.

She filed formal discrimination complaints with state and federal agencies in April 2011 and the district suspended her without pay two months later, the lawsuit says.

Ira Weiss, the district's solicitor, declined comment.

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