Most drug violations in CPS involve an ounce or less of marijuana. Schools are quick to call police, yet rarely have the resources to offer education, counseling or other non-punitive help to students.
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Panelists debate future of charter schools
The conversation quickly got heated at a Nov. 14 forum sponsored by Catalyst Chicago and the Better Government Association. After Catalyst Editor In Chief Lorraine Forte presented a primer on charter schools, Publisher Linda Lenz moderated a panel about their role in CPS.
Panelists at the event, "Charter Schools, Neighborhood Schools and Public Education in Chicago," included Chicago Teachers Union Staff Coordinator Jackson Potter, Illinois Network of Charter Schools President Andrew Broy, and University of Chicago sociology professor Charles Payne.