Southwest Side CPS Students Share Their Demands

View our Twitter Moment of Southwest side students' #NationalWalkoutDay

1. Keep all schools open in Chicago #NoSchoolClosings

2. Fund schools in Black and Brown communities equitably #RahmHatesUs - More counselors (ratio of at least 1:200 students) - Full time social workers in every school - Drop in therapy at every school

- Full time nurse

3. Invest in schools using TIF money. Make banks and the wealthy pay their fair share. #FreeTheFunds

- Fund Schools for students not a new police academy that would cost $95 million #NoCopAcademy

4. Support Black and Brown businesses

5. Reopen mental health clinics

6. Fund community centers and community schools

7. Stop charter expansion #NoSoNoble

8. Make Chicago a real sanctuary for all by eliminating carve outs in Welcoming City Ordinance #SanctuaryForAll

9. Jobs for youth

10. Improve language access and culturally relevant curriculum

11. Fully fund special education and bilingual services #SaveSpecialEd

12. End the criminalization of youth

- Eliminate the gang database #EndTheDatabase

- No guns in school

13. Student committees for hiring of school staff

14. Restorative justice trainings for school staff and focus on building trusting relationships with students so that schools become a family connected to the larger community

15. 16 and 17 year olds should have the right to vote as well as non-citizens

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