PARENTS OF NTA ELEMENTARY SUE CPS FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN CLOSING A TOP-PERFORMING SCHOOL

Attorneys with Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and LAF filed a lawsuit on behalf of parents and community groups alleging that CPS violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act and the Illinois School Code when it decided to move forward with their plan to close and convert National Teachers Academy Elementary School (NTA) is a top-performing school.

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Election Protection Hotline fielded calls from Illinois voters reporting problems at the polls

“Illinois is ahead of the curve when it comes to voter access, but we should not overlook our history of disenfranchising communities of color and low-income voters, and the vestiges of that era that unfortunately still occur every election,” said Gandhi. “Our Election Protection attorneys are here as resource for all Illinois voters facing barriers to the ballot.”

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School Administrators Failed to Intervene and Retaliated Against Student in Racial Bullying Case, Say Civil Rights Lawyers

In a lawsuit filed yesterday with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois a Black family represented by Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Schiff Hardin LLP is alleging that school administrators acted with deliberate indifference to racial harassment and deprived their daughter of her right to an education. 

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