Lawsuit says Illinois school funding is unfair to blacks and Latinos

Aug. 21, 2008
Urban league files civil-rights litigation

The Chicago Urban League argues in a lawsuit that the school funding system in Illinois violates the civil rights of black and Latino children and should be declared unconstitutional. The lawsuit marks the first use of civil rights law in the decades-old state school-funding battle. Schools in poorer areas, such as Chicago's inner city, have long suffered from inadequate funding.

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