Published June 03, 2009
Parents of students at a New York City elementary school are demanding its principal resign over a questionnaire teachers had to fill out that's being called racist, FOX 5 TV has exclusively learned.
The form, obtained by FOX 5, reportedly asked teachers at East Harlem's PS 96 school to break down students' behavioral problems by race.
Dr. Claudia Moore-Hamilton, who became principal more than a year ago after serving as assistant principal, is black; more than 60 percent of the PS 96 study body is Hispanic, according to FOX 5.
Officials from the Department of Education held an emergency meeting with parents Tuesday afternoon about the dispute — after which the DOE issued a statement saying in part that "the survey was inappropriate" and the matter was being investigated.
The principal issued a formal apology, according to the DOE.