Chicago Erred In Teacher Layoffs, Court Rules

Law360, New York (October 5, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has found that the city of Chicago had a problematic procedure in place when it laid off hundreds of teachers earlier this summer, ordering the city's public school system to negotiate rules that would allow terminated teachers to apply for new job openings.

Judge David H. Coar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois enjoined the Chicago Board of Education from laying off more teachers until the new rules have been negotiated.

The city and the Chicago Teachers Union...
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