The Issue with ‘Safe Spaces’ at Payton

By Malachi Asberry Columnist Two new seminars are being introduced for faculty and students at Payton for the second semester. The new spring 2020 additions are called “Interrogating White Privilege” and “Under-Represented Students @ Payton,” or “US @ Payton” for short. “Interrogating White Privilege” is an affinity space for students to examine or interrogate white privilege. This seminar will utilize the workbook “Me and White … Continue reading The Issue with ‘Safe Spaces’ at Payton

Tardy Policy: Never Too Late to Promote Equity

Editorial Tardiness is an issue that affects high schools around the country and is especially prevalent at Payton. In the past, administration has tried to implement policies to discourage students from arriving late to advisory and to class. This year thus far there has been no tardy policy, but with the recent appointment of Mrs. Joella Birch as Dean of Students, administration plans to take … Continue reading Tardy Policy: Never Too Late to Promote Equity

CPS Makeup Days Found Unproductive

By Madison Bratley Staff Writer Controversy arose when Chicago Public Schools announced the five dates they had selected for making up time lost to the teacher strike, satisfying the agreement they reached with the Chicago Teachers Union last October. CPS chose November 27, the day before Thanksgiving, January 2 and 3, which were the final two days of winter break, and June 17 and 18, … Continue reading CPS Makeup Days Found Unproductive