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Sun-Times: Lawsuits seek elected school board in Chicago

Chicago’s practice of appointing a school board violates the rights of all city taxpayers to elect who taxes them, disproportionately affecting minority voters, and has left the district in worse financial shape since 1995, when it was placed under mayoral control.

 

That’s according to former Gov. Pat Quinn and a handful of active Chicago Public Schools families and Local School Council members sued the city’s school board and the state Board of Education on Wednesday in state and federal court.

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