While researchers have known for years that African-American students are more likely to be suspended than their peers of other races, a new report from the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) dives deeper into who is getting suspended, and why, in CPS.
Since mayoral control of Chicago’s public schools began in 1995, Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel have unleashed a tsunami of charter schools and school closings upon the city with devastating results.
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.