In the 2012-2013 school year, Chicago Public Schools expelled 182 students, and charter schools expelled 307. Black students were 30x more likely to be expelled than white students.
Are you interested in learning how to represent students in school expulsion hearings? Do you know how school discipline works in Chicago Public Schools, charter schools, and throughout Illinois? This video shows you how to get involved with the Chicago Lawyers' Committee pro bono project representing students in expulsion hearings.
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee Educational Equity Project runs a pro bono project representing students in expulsion hearings. We focus on general education students who are not receiving special education services, but we will do a basic overview of special education law as well.
- Candace Moore, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
- Jessica Schneider, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights