Jackson, Roderick v. Birmingham Board of Education

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Roderick Jackson was hired as a physical education teacher and a girls' basketball coach at Ensley High School. While coaching at Ensley, Jackson came to discover the disparities between the boys' and girls' programs'. He believed that the girls' team was denied equal funding and equal access to sports facilities and equipment. Jackson took his complaints to his supervisors and, shortly thereafter, he began receiving negative work evaluations. Jackson was fired from his coaching duties …

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…had suffered no sex discrimination and Congress had not given individuals the power to sue. They had said that a retaliation suit could lead to a groundswell of litigation claiming schools had spent federal money unfairly.6 http://www.lawmemo.com/emp/docs/us/jackson_br_us.htm http://www.nsba.org/site/doc_cosa.asp?TRACKID=&VID=50&CID=447&DID=33940 http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=116&sid=213189