Police arrests are too frequent on CPS school grounds, disproportionately affect young black men, and aren’t tracked and reported publicly by CPS as they are in other cities, notes a new report calling for the city council to require such reporting. Are principals too quick to involve police, and is CPS being too slow to share arrest data with the public? Here’s a sampling of the coverage the report has received:
Advocates say disproportionate number of black kids arrested at Chicago schools WBEZ: If you look at all Chicago arrests of juveniles in 2010, a fifth occurred on Chicago Public Schools property. That’s way too many arrests, according to a report out from Project NIA.
Youth advocates want more data on school arrests Catalyst: A youth advocacy group is calling on Chicago aldermen to pass a student safety act similar to one in New York City that forces the school district to reveal the number of arrests, suspensions and expulsions per school every quarter.
‘Policing Chicago Schools’: Report Suggests In-School Officers Put Teens On Road To Prison Huffington Post: The group analyzed Chicago Police Department arrest data and found that 20 percent of all juvenile arrests in 2010 took place on school grounds.