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Civil rights suit filed against Chicago Public Schools for racially discriminatory school actions going to trial

Civil rights suit filed against Chicago Public Schools for racially discriminatory school actions going to trial

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who once served as defense attorney in a racial discrimination suit against investment firm Merrill Lynch, is now presented with the opportunity to address racism in the school district that she leads. CHICAGO, March 22, 2021—A federal judge last...
Education cannot be the “great equalizer” when unaffordable housing is an insurmountable barrier

Education cannot be the “great equalizer” when unaffordable housing is an insurmountable barrier

The Chicago region’s homes are under water and it is not due to the annual flooding from the Des Plaines River. Chicago ranks 2nd in the nation for the most homes that owe more money than they’re worth. And the majority of those homes are on the South Side.

Segregationist Policies’ Impact in CPS

Segregationist Policies’ Impact in CPS

Recently, CPS CEO Claypool invoked the racist policies of the south to draw attention to inequitable state funding in Illinois. However, he refuses to acknowledge the ways Jim Crow policies have shaped school opportunity in Chicago, both in the past, and under his...