Lawsuits against Chicago school closures denied class-action status

08/12/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

U.S. District Judge John Lee has ruled against granting class-action status to lawsuits filed by parents -- and supported by the Chicago Teachers Union -- against the closures in the Illinois city. Those protesting the closures contend that African-American students or students enrolled in special-education programs would be disproportionately affected by the shuttering of schools.

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