Federal judge rules Chicago public system's layoffs illegal
In an effort to cut costs, Chicago Public Schools laid off almost 1,300 teachers before the school year got started. But yesterday, a federal judge ruled that many of those layoffs were against the law. Now, the district has 30 days to sit down with the Chicago Teachers Union to figure out a process to help those tenured teachers who are still laid off get back into the system. For more on where this leaves both Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, we speak with Sarah Karp, deputy editor of Catalyst Chicago, an independent newsmagazine on urban education.