A federal judge has rejected an effort by former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and some Chicago residents to force the city to adopt an elected school board.
The lawsuit contended that a school board appointed by Chicago’s mayor violates the Constitution and civil rights. They said such a board raises the question of taxation without representation.
The court said the plaintiffs have no fundamental right to vote in school board elections.
A version of this article appeared in the March 01, 2017 edition of Education Week as Appointed School Board Can Stand, Court Rules