According to the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 33% of African American boys and 23% of African American girls received out of school suspensions in the 2013-14 school year. Also according to MFC the chicago public schools rely on the police to resolve its discipline problems therefore making the point of the school to prison pipeline. We interviewed Jonathan McLin, a former high school student, to get personal insight on how suspensions affects students. Latanya McSwine and Timothy Gronholm, CPS teachers, and Latania Franklin, a Counselor at DRW College Prep to help bring a insight on the issues of having police officers station inside schools. This story impacts our community by showing a subtle correlation between the education and prison system that mainly affects minorities. We hope to shed light on this topic in order to reform the education system.
Bobbi McSwine, Sarah Ford, Essence Green, and Justice Jones.