Judge denies Chicago parents' request to block school closings
- U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee on Thursday denied a request by parents to block Chicago's closing of 50 public schools on the grounds that they primarily affect African-American students.
- Lee's ruling pertained to two main civil lawsuits involving five schools, and he disagreed that the children involved will suffer academic harm since they're being relocated to higher-performing schools in the fall.
- The nation's largest mass school closing was approved by the Chicago Board of Education in May and a teachers' union request to keep 10 schools open was denied in July by an Illinois court judge.
From the article:
... Sean Morales-Doyle, an attorney for the parents who brought the complaint, said Friday that attorneys are reviewing the opinion, issued Thursday, and deciding what to do next. ...
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