This afternoon, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Sophia Hall DENIED a Chicago Board of Education motion for summary judgment which asked her to throw out the small and alternative schools Local School Council (LSC) lawsuit filed by a number of LSCs, LSC members, parents, and advocacy organizations.
In making her ruling, Judge Hall raised her voice and threw her legal pad down, seemingly in disgust that CPS lawyers were unable to produce evidence in support of their arguments that CPS had followed the law or even their own policies in disbanding a number of LSCs and replacing them with appointed advisory bodies.
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"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Monday, December 22, 2008
The Daley/Duncan Steamroller Loses One in Court
From a post from PURE at ARN: