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.

Restorative Practices in Chicago

The “School to Prison Pipeline” is a phrase employed to describe harsh measures taken by school administrators in response to student rule infractions. Students are too often subject to zero tolerance policies that mete out draconian punishments for youthful mistakes.…