Posts tagged "safety"

Displacement, segregation, safety: Chicago schools still have a long way to go

Displacement, segregation, safety: Chicago schools still have a long way to go
The teachers strike gave people a glimpse of the realities that many low-income urban students face every day. Overcrowded classrooms, weeks without textbooks, and after-school hours marred by violence. While the teachers’ contract won gains for students in some of these areas – textbook distribution on the first day of class, 600 additional art teachers... Read more »

Chicago teacher strike opens dialog on the state of schools to other voices

Chicago teacher strike opens dialog on the state of schools to other voices
Chicago’s public school teachers are walking the picket lines for the second day in their labor dispute with the district. As the negotiations continue, many are hopeful the talks bring about a broader conversation on long-overdue changes for many students. The daily realities that low-income students face are bleak. Reports show that many of the... Read more »

Do criminal record "look back" periods in subsidized housing keep people safe or keep people out?

Do criminal record "look back" periods in subsidized housing keep people safe or keep people out?
What were you doing 200 years ago? Did you have a rap sheet 99 years ago? How about 40? For many of us, those are silly questions. Even at 50, if you look back 40 years, your life as a 10 year-old was probably filled with sleepovers and bike rides, not criminal activity? But it’s... Read more »
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