Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts Outside the Classroom

Chicago shows that the best way to keep young people out of jail is to make sure they’re staying busy

A graduation ceremony at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, IL. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Investing in young peoples’ “off hours” offers a pragmatic and enormously consequential way to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

Chicago’s 55th Mayor.

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