Source: (2010) Chicago: COFI: Community Organizing and Family Issues.

Parents have to be involved, and take the initiative in local schools. But we also need to know our rights, and understand the system! Part of this guide is sharing what we believe is important to know when your son or daughter is suspended, expelled, or otherwise punished in a way that you think is unfair or inappropriate. Finally—we want to inspire parents across the city to work together to make sure that these new policies and practices are put into place. Let’s prevent misbehavior and resolve conflicts before violence or other bad things happen to more of our children. (excerpt)

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