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Students speak out against arrests in public schools


A coalition of students protested outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday, calling on the city to implement new disciplinary policies that would reduce the arrest rate among African American students in Chicago Public Schools, the Huffington Post reports. Members of Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE), a group of students advocating for equal education access, organized the protest after discovering new data indicating that more than 2,500 people ages 18 and under have been arrested on CPS property this school year, and a vast majority of those arrested are African-American–more than three quarters of all arrests, according to WBEZ. CPS told WBEZ that in-school arrests are down 27 percent from last year, and the police department noted that this data includes arrests during evenings and weekends…

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