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High School Students in California Classified According to Religion

Local school districts in California are using transcripts of records achieved by high school students, showing the student’s race, religion and national origin, thus aiding possible discrimination on these biased grounds, it was revealed here today by the Jewish Labor Committee. The J.L.C. has requested that the State Education Department and California’s Attorney General probe the situation, which is contrary to a State law.

Transcripts furnished by the State Education Department give no indication of the student’s race, religion or national origin. But such data is included on the forms furnished by local school districts, it has been ascertained. The local districts send those transcripts to institutions granting college scholarships, thus enabling the latter to enforce racial or religious quotas, the J.L.C. charged.