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Just how much sanctuary does Chicago provide for undocumented students?

Just how much sanctuary does Chicago provide for undocumented students?

The US Department of Justice has confirmed what we’ve known to be true in Chicago: the Chicago Police Department consistently uses unreasonable and deadly force against communities of color with little accountability. These findings come from a DOJ report that states,...

Young Black Organizers Demand New City

Laquan McDonald was 17 years young when he was executed by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The fatal details surrounding his murder have put Chicago front and center for questions around police conduct, competence, and corruption among the city’s officials. Young Black organizers across the city are demanding a complete restructuring of how Chicago is governed and funded.

The Loveless Age of Schooling

The Loveless Age of Schooling

…I realized I was not following my own advice in sharing my authentic voice with my students. How could I open the year without talking about my mission as an educator to bring love back into schooling? So the next morning I stood before parents and a classroom of third graders talking about love.

Children Murdered at the Hands of the Legal System

A Just Chicago reports on the educational damage suffered by children whose parents are incarcerated. It discusses the disproportionately high suspension rates of Black students, and the “school to prison pipeline”. A more gruesome aspect of the racist injustice system is the murder of children, particularly Black children, at the hands of the police and the courts.