The time to get Cops out of CPS is NOW! Whether you are a student, parent, teacher or community member, there are many ways to support our demand.
Join the Week of Action for #CopsOutCPS!
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CPS Alumni Take Action!
Sign onto the Open Letter from CPS Alumni to Remove Police from Chicago Public Schools!
Read & Share these testimonials from CPS Students & Alumni:
Learn more about how CPS Alumni are organizing to support #CopsOutCPS by visiting their website here: https://www.cpsalumni4abolition.org/
Still on the fence about getting police out of schools? Educate yourself! Want more info you can share with family, friends or others? Check out these reports on the harms of police in schools.
We Came to Learn: A Call to Action for Police-Free Schools
By The Advancement Project
The report centers the voices of young people from around the country who describe the everyday indignities that they experience at the hands of school police. It also, for the first time, catalogues known assaults of young people by school police officers. The report shines a spotlight on three particular cases where young people were assaulted by school police and how their communities responded. The report chronicles how Black and Brown youth have used organizing and advocacy to advance a vision of school safety that is not reliant on policing.
Handcuffs in Hallways: The State of Policing in Chicago Public Schools
By Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
This paper examines the history of school-based policing, its current state, and best practices for school-based safety, with a focus on school policing in the Chicago Public Schools. Because of current problems related to the presence of police officers in schools, it is our recommendation that law enforcement should not be permanently assigned to the Chicago Public Schools.