Chicago Teachers Sue District, Claim Racial Bias
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Teachers Union and three teachers who lost their jobs this year have sued the city's school board claiming the practice of ``turning around'' schools discriminates against black teachers.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Chicago. The plaintiffs are seeking class-action status.

The teachers - Donald Garrett Jr., Robert Green and Vivonell Brown Jr. - say the practice of firing all the staff at so-called ``turnaround'' schools has led to a steady decline in black teachers in the school district.

Chicago schools spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus says that district officials can't comment on the lawsuit. But she says the district ``has an obligation to expand high-quality school options ... in every neighborhood.''
12 27 12 by Newsroom
News management powered by Xpression News