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Counselors not Cops: The research behind the call for police free schools

Counselors not Cops: The research behind the call for police free schools

The Chicago Teachers Union Education Policy Department, along with rank-and-file educators, have conducted extensive research on the presence of police in public schools across the country. Their findings below are just a snapshot of overwhelming evidence supporting the termination of the $33 million contract between the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools, the removal of all officers from the city’s school communities, and reinvestment of funds into additional staffing, restorative justice, and trauma and wraparound services.

Father of student who cops attacked in school to join marchers demanding end to CPS/CPD contract

Father of student who cops attacked in school to join marchers demanding end to CPS/CPD contract

Laurentio Howard, whose 16-year-old daughter was assaulted and tased by cops in her high school, supports call for CPS to invest in student needs, COVID-19 safety – not cops in schools. Noon, TODAY, June 24 Car Caravans/marches: Marchers assembling at Federal...

The mayor and CPS need to prioritize Black voices, separate fact from fiction

CHICAGO, June 22, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union released the following statement today in response to Chicago Public Schools’ continued refusal to address concerns over policing in the city’s public schools: Young Black organizers throughout our city—and...
Father of student who cops attacked in school to join marchers demanding end to CPS/CPD contract

June 24 protest: CPS must invest in student needs, COVID-19 safety – not punitive policing in schools

CPS’ distorted funding priorities sacrifice critical supports for students to instead bankroll harmful policing practices. Noon, Wednesday, July 24 Car Caravans/marches: Marchers assembling at Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams; car caravan assembling near Grace...
The mayor must fund social workers, counselors and restorative justice, not police in our schools

The mayor must fund social workers, counselors and restorative justice, not police in our schools

The Chicago Teachers Union stands in solidarity with student protesters challenging Chicago Public Schools’ use of public funds to militarize their schools. CHICAGO, June 4, 2020—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in support of...