Korein Tillery Files Amici Brief Supporting Access to Literacy
On behalf of eighteen professional organizations that advocate for students, parents, and educators, attorneys in Korein Tillery’s Chicago office (George Zelcs, Randall Ewing, and Ryan Cortazar) filed an amici curiae brief today asking the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a district court’s order granting a motion to dismiss. The underlying suit, filed in September 2016, argued that students at some of the Detroit’s most underperforming schools — serving mostly racial minorities — had been denied “access to literacy” because of underfunding, mismanagement and discrimination. The amici brief explains how clear metrics can be used to measure the adequacy and efficacy of school environments in order to determine whether they are conducive to learning to read. A copy of the brief is available HERE.