Fired Chicago Tenured Teachers' Due Process Claims Tossed By Illinois Federal Judge

CHICAGO - Tenured Chicago teachers were not denied their constitutionally protected property interest in continued employment when they were dismissed without individualized determinations of their qualifications, certifications, experience and performance ratings, an Illinois federal judge ruled May 8 (Williette Price, et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, et al., No. 11-4463, Cheryl Smith v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, No. 11-4974, Barbara Ferkel, et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, et al., No. 11-9322, N.D. Ill.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65417).

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