No. 94-2850.

64 F.3d 1098 (1995)

Shirley PITTMAN, et al., individually and as class representatives, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. CHICAGO BOARD OF EDUCATION, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided September 1, 1995.

Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing Denied November 14, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald Cope, David Lincoln Ader (argued), John F. Donahue, Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Cope & Bush, Chicago, IL, for Shirley Pittman, Bruce Brendt, Ralph Cusick, David T. Peterson, Gwendolyn Steele-Boutte, Frederick Sears.

Iris E. Sholder, Patricia J. Whitten, Michael J. Hernandez, Camille E. Willis, City of Chicago Board of Education, Chicago, IL, for Chicago Board of Education.

Deborah L. Ahlstrand, Asst. Atty. Gen., Civil Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, for Roland W. Burris.

Sharon Baldwin, Lawrence Rosenthal, Deputy County Counsel, Mardell Nereim (argued), Benna R. Solomon, Susan S. Sher, Office of Corporation Counsel, Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, for Richard M. Daley.

Michael Sweeney, David D. Meyer, Sidley & Austin, Chicago, IL, for Schools First, Chicago Urban League, North River Commission, Chicago Neighborhood Organizing Project, Parents United for Responsible Education, United Neighborhood Organization, Citizen Schools Committee, Ophelia Askew, Ana C. Benson, Sokoni Karanja, Iva Lane, Donald Moore, Julie Woestehoff, amici curiae.

Before POSNER, Chief Judge, and FLAUM and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing En Banc Denied November 14, 1995.

POSNER, Chief Judge.

Until 1988, principals of public schools in Chicago were appointed by the city's board of education, and upon satisfactory completion of three years' service received tenure as principals. In 1988, the state ordained the creation of a local school council for each public school in Chicago. See 105 ILCS 5/34-2.1. Each council...

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