In a strange turn of events, the US Court in Peoria shot down an attempt by a school district to change the way the kindergarten lottery works. Keep in mind that the Supreme Court ruled the current lottery system unconstitutional. The motion was denied without prejudice based on the fact that no parties want to extend the Consent Decree, thus, in the Judge’s eyes, there is no reason to modify the school assignment system which is set to expire on June 30, 2009.
And of course, this raises a few questions. Since the Consent Decree is set to expire in June, which is after the Fall assignments, the current lottery system will have to be used for Fall 2009. The current unconstitutional lottery. And what happens in Spring 2010? Nobody knows.
Is it just me, or is there something wrong with this picture?