The City has failed to demonstrate a sufficient relationship between the tasks of a firefighter and the abilities it intended to test on Exams 7029 and 2043. It has failed to take measures to ensure the reliability of those examinations; it has failed to take steps to ensure that that the reading level of the examinations was appropriate; it has failed to test for various recognized important abilities of a firefighter; it has failed to test for abilities needed upon entry into the Academy, rather than abilities to be learned on the job; it has failed to retain
testing professionals to devise the examination questions; and it has failed to demonstrate that the examinations it administered actually tested the abilities it intended to test. Compounding these
failings, the City has imposed arbitrary pass/fail scores, unrelated to the qualifications for the job of entry-level firefighter, and has constructed eligibility lists based on distinctions in test scores
that are unrelated to corresponding differences in the qualifications of firefighter candidates. Following the Second Circuit’s holding in Guardians, the court concludes that the City
improperly relied upon these poorly constructed examinations in the face of a disparate impact upon minority candidates.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
some might find it racist when individuals inveigh against the court's ruling only when the court finds these racial cases against the race of the individual who refuses to accept the court's considered finding as valid
Or can they just *say* it was Arbitrary and we are all supposed to believe it at face value?
This isn't moving us any more furthur than if you were to have called it arbitrary.
What about them was arbitrary?
What comprised of the Pass/Fail Scores?
It's funny. I remember a few years ago when the fire dept did just that and were sued. You had to be able to carry so much weight down a ladder. When women were not able to meet this standard, there was a lawsuit.it has failed to test for various recognized important abilities of a firefighter; it has failed to test for abilities needed upon entry into the Academy,
Judges, elected by people... (who rarely ever do enough research as to who the **** they are electing)...
Or appointed by................................................ .................................................. ......
Wait for it..............
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.