Algebra students struggle to find formula to end violence

Algebra students struggle to find formula to end violence

*Photo: “What is the real solution to violence?”: Kenwood Academy Student-Created Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence, Domestic Violence, and Police Brutality in our City on posters. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

“The task for 300 South Side high schoolers: Brainstorm ways to quell the city’s violence.

The solution for some: Move to Florida.

“When we first started this project, we were going to find a cure,” said one of the participants, 15-year-old Kiara Coker. “As the project began to go on [it became clear] there’s not really a perfect solution. At 15, it’s sad you’ve got to have that kind of mindset.”

Poring over countless grim statistics — and reflecting on their own life experiences — a number of students involved in the Kenwood Academy High School project, which went on display Tuesday, concluded the future holds little hope for change.” ~ BY STEFANO ESPOSITO Chicago Suntimes Staff Reporter

Continue reading here: http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/27994369-418/algebra-students-struggle-to-find-formula-to-end-violence.html#.U5hlJY1dWfg

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