Chicago Teacher Layoffs Racist, Teachers Union Claims

No word on whether substandard teachers spending entire careers at inner city schools is racist too


The Chicago Board of Education targeted teachers in black neighborhoods for layoffs in 2011, firing African-American teachers at a higher rate than white co-workers, the teacher's union claims in a class action.

Chicago Teachers Union Local 1; the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, and three teachers sued the Board of Education of the City of Chicago in Federal Court.