Cory Sharber, WVXU |
Following weeks of demands to remove school resource officers from Cincinnati Public Schools, the Young Activists Coalition have created a petition to gauge the community’s response.
The Young Activists Coalition wants police and punitive discipline removed from schools and funding increased for counselors, psychologists and social workers.
According to data in the petition from the Civil Rights Data Collection, 63% of CPS students are Black, but Black students make up 85% of the referrals to police within schools. Review the data set referenced at the Civil Rights Data Collection housed at the US Department of Education.