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Mayor Lightfoot’s appointed Board of Ed rejects ending racist school policies

The mayor’s handpicked school board refuses to address or remedy persistent discriminatory policies that target Black and Brown schools and educators for layoffs, closures and termination. CHICAGO, April 8, 2021—A federal judge has set a date of June 8 for a...

Judge to set trial date in case charging CPS with racial discrimination in school turnarounds

Lightfoot, who once defended investment firm Merrill Lynch against discrimination charges, has opportunity to address and remedy persistent racism in the school district that she leads. 1:30 p.m. Thurs., April 8: Virtual hearing on trial date, settlement conference....
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...