With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

From the school house to the jail house

From the NY Times:
The food fight here started the way such bouts do in school lunchrooms most anywhere: an apple was tossed, a cookie turned into a torpedo...
The problem is, this wasn't "most anywhere." It happened at a Chicago south-side charter middle school with the result of 25 African-American students, some as young as 11 years old, being sent off to jail. I'm talking with educators at the school to try and find out how such a thing could happen at a small charter school with a culture built around the slogan is "A disciplined Life" and to find out what will be done to set things right with the kids and parents.

More to come.

VIDEO from Channel 2 News

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