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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.

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

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...