Today's news includes individual and class-action lawsuits against CPS over teacher dismissals, plus coverage of this morning's "welcome back" protest for Mayor Emanuel.
Fired Chicago Teachers File Class Action Courthouse News Service: To save money, but in violation of a collective bargaining agreement, the Chicago Board of Education fired teachers who were on the verge of completing their 20th year in the system, two teachers say in a federal class action.
School group plans Wednesday protest outside Rahm's office Crain's: The event is not officially sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union, but the union says KOCO "is a part of our community board, and we support them in their efforts to save their schools."
Former CPS teacher sues, claiming he was fired over his published memoir Sun Times: Former Spanish teacher Luis Gabriel Aguilera says his heartfelt memoir cost him his job at Bronzeville Scholastic Institute.
Ex-CPS teacher sues, says memoir led to firing Tribune: A former teacher is suing the Chicago public school district for more than $300,000, claiming administrators fired him in 2009 after a parent took issue with his memoir, entitled "Gabriel's Fire," which recounts his own relationship with a teacher.
Teacher Claims He Was Fired Over Memoir Fox: Former Spanish teacher Luis Aguilera is suing the Chicago public school district, claiming administrators fired him in 2009 after a parent took issue with his memoir, entitled "Gabriel's Fire," which recounts his own relationship with a teacher in his youth.
50 Years of Sex Education WTTW: In a class at the Robert Crown Center for Health Education in Hinsdale, Dr. David Bedney teaches the basics of human sexuality and reproductive systems to 6th-graders from Limestone Elementary School in Kankakee.