Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 5 October 2005, Teachers union sues over cyberschool
Chicago Public Schools officials approved the charter school in August, outraging union officials, who complain the city is spending about $2 million on a school that they argue is taxpayer-funded home schooling. The Illinois State Board of Education voted 5-4 last month for the school to open its cyberdoors.
Susan comments at Corn and Oil:
K12 is being sued and they have big bucks to defend themselves because they surely put in plenty of money lobbying our legislators. The Chicago Board of Education is being sued and who knows how much tax payer money will (or does) go to lawyers and such. And ISBE being sued comes out of the state taxpayersâ€™ pocketbook.Â Swell.