Chicago Public Schools expands Safe Passage program

(AP Photos/M. Spencer Green)

(AP Photos/M. Spencer Green)

#WhatDoWeTellOurSons about gang violence?  Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has expanded their Safe Passage program by adding hundreds of armed guards to assist children walking to/from school.

You may recall last year that up to fifty schools were closed and many say Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has betrayed the promises he made about improving education in the city, according to Jackson Potter, staff coordinator for the Chicago Teachers Union.

In Los Angeles, Crenshaw High School has a similar program administered by D-Options.  A non-profit ensuring that kids get to/from school safe, is founded by actor Ving Rhames.

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