On Religion, The Media and Life as a 20-something in Chicago

CHICAGO — After six years, 800 or more court documents and more than $8 million in legal bills for the school district alone, the racial bias lawsuit trial against Elgin School District U46 finally began Monday. The suit, filed by 14 plaintiffs in 2006, alleges that U46’s 2004 school boundary changes discriminated against black and Hispanic students. Phase One of the trial argues that discrimination came by assigning minority students to overcrowded schools. Judge Robert W. Gettleman will hear those arguments through Thursday and then again Monday and Tuesday at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. “It can’t be emphasized too much it is just one part of a whole story,” said Stewart Weltman of Futterman Howard Ashley and Weltman, attorneys for the plaintiffs. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

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