Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) Not one but two lawsuits have been filed in federal court with the backing of the Chicago Teachers Union to try to stop Mayor Emanuel from closing more than 50 schools this summer.
One lawsuit claims the closings disproportionately discriminate against black children. The other lawsuit claims the schools closings are coming too quickly for disabled children to cope with the change.
Attorney Tom Geoghegan says the school board must slow down.
“It’s time to lay off the kids and that’s one of the messages. Leave these children alone!”
But the other side says too many children are trapped in underutilized, under-resourced schools and the Teachers Union is not putting the children first.
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