... against black teachers. Chicago sued for alleged discrimination against black teachers - Yahoo! News Underperforming schools closed or "reformed". Hell these folks went on strike in September. The federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday and announced on Thursday is the latest battle with the city since teachers staged a week-long strike in September. It alleges that more than half of the tenured teachers fired in the most recent round of school closings and turnarounds were African American. They're scared. The public school utopia of jobs-for-life and nepotistic hiring is being threatened.