Low pay for some NYC preschool directors is ‘discriminatory,’ lawsuit claims

Low pay for some NYC preschool directors is ‘discriminatory,’ lawsuit claims

The union representing certain pre-K leaders is suing the New York City Education Department over what the union calls “discriminatory” salary gaps that fall largely along racial lines.

At issue are the sharp pay disparities between directors who work in community-run programs, which contract with the education department to provide free and subsidized care for working families, and those who run programs overseen directly by the education department.

The differences are especially striking because 92% of directors at community-run sites are women of color. Only 31% of those in city-run centers are Black or Latino, according to figures from the suit.

But those in community-run sites — often referred to as CBOs, short for “community based organizations” — earn about $61,000 less than their counterparts in city-run programs, according to the complaint filed in Manhattan supreme court on Wednesday by the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators.

Read the full article here: https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/12/2/22814771/nyc-prek-director-salary-parity-lawsuit



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