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Resource ID: #24257
Subject: Schools
Source: Catalyst Chicago
Date: 06/01/2009



Chicago Public Schools (CPS) had the highest suspension rate out of the country's 10 largest school districts. Many of those suspended were young black men. This came at a time when Arne Duncan, CEO of CPS, said he aimed to close the achievement gap. Depriving black students of valuable class time due to suspensions seemed contradictory to the goal.

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