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  • EDITORIAL: The latest evidence against police in Chicago schools

    Chicago Public Schools need more strategies that don’t rely on handcuffs, Tasers and arrests to manage student misbehavior. For years, lots of outspoken education activists in town have called for the city to get rid of police out of public schools. Instead of cops, they insist, schools need more social workers to help traumatized kids who misbehave, more peer juries to resolve conflict peacefully, more activities to keep students engaged and out of trouble. Besides, they add, it sends a...

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes surge in England and Wales

    Offences double since 2014 against gay and lesbian people and treble against trans people, Guardian analysis revealsYou saw me covered in blood on a bus. But do you get outraged about all homophobia?Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes, including stalking, harassment and violent assault, have more than doubled in England and Wales over five years, a Guardian analysis has shown. Related: You saw me covered in blood on a bus. But do you get outraged about all homophobia? | Chris Continue...

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  • EDITORIAL: Chicago parking enforcement must be fair and equitable to all

    Many Chicagoans believe the whole system is nothing but a money grab aimed at the wallets of people who can least afford to pay. This week, the city clerk’s office released a report with 14 recommendations for overhauling Chicago’s much-criticized system of vehicle fees, fines and ticketing. City Clerk Anna Valencia, who led a task force that looked into the problem, wisely did not call for immediate, sweeping change. And, indeed, the City Council and City Hall should take enough time to get...

    Chicago Sun-Times