Panel Discussing What Chicago’s Students Deserve in Schools, Instead of Police

It’s important to remember that as Chicago’s school buildings re-open, that students going back won’t be greeted with mental health experts. They will be met by police. We need to reimagine our schools and what supports our students should have to help them, instead of the looming threat of arrest against them. I was honored to be on a panel discussing what our students should have instead of police put on by Raise Your Hand Illinois. To watch the full panel featuring CPS students, parents, educators and elected officials click here. #CopsOutCPS #PoliceFreeSchools

On The Delve Podcast Discussing Schools Opening During Covid

I was interviewed on a new podcast to discuss why schools should only open remotely this fall. My interview starts just after 18 mins. in. Before is a principal from New York City Public Schools and after me is the head of the Milwaukee Educators Association.

Back on Fox32 Chicago Discussing the CPS Decision to finally be remote

After weeks of teachers, parents, and students expressing their fears with the proposed hybrid model by Chicago Public Schools, CPS announced they would start the school year remotely. I was asked back on Fox 32 to discuss that decision.

https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/837746

Featured in the Chicago Tribune

After my blog post about why schools should be remote only this fall gained popularity, Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens interviewed me. She wrote this column based on a conversation that we had.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-cps-teacher-worries-about-infecting-students-0716-20200716-bkpxoeqjdra45iiotbkewrli2a-story.html

Reimagining Public Safety in Schools #PoliceFreeSchools

I was a part of this virtual panel sponsored by Raise Your Hand and the Chicago Teachers Union.

Listen in to youth leaders, parents, educators, and stakeholders discuss their experiences with SROs, the current organizing around removing SROs in schools, and why they believe cops should be out of schools.

We protest police in the streets, so why do we let police in our schools?

This is a piece that I had published in the Chicago Reporter about why all Chicago’s schools and every school system in the country should have police free schools.

https://www.chicagoreporter.com/we-protest-police-in-the-streets-so-why-do-we-let-police-in-our-schools/