Carol Caref taught high school mathematics in CPS for 26 years before coming to work at the Chicago Teachers Union as a researcher. She has been involved in anti-racist, anti-capitalist struggles since her teens.

Integration YES; Segregation NO

Want to improve the education of Black students living in poverty? Try what worked in the 1970’s and 1980’s: integration. In that period, the height of school integration, inequities between Black and White educational outcomes were the lowest ever. Now,…

Children Murdered at the Hands of the Legal System

A Just Chicago reports on the educational damage suffered by children whose parents are incarcerated. It discusses the disproportionately high suspension rates of Black students, and the "school to prison pipeline". A more gruesome aspect of the racist injustice system is the murder of children, particularly Black children, at the hands of the police and the courts.