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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Rep. LaShawn K. Ford asks AG about Morton West students

On November 1, a group of Morton West students protested the Iraq War and military recruiters in their schools. Superintendent Ben Nowakowski suspended a large number of students and 25 are being consider for expulsion, according to one of the parents.

Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) represents part of Berwyn, the community served by Morton West. Ford has asked Attorney General Lisa Madigan if the Governor of Illinois has the power to pardon or grant commutations in public school disciplinary matters. See Prairie State Blue (Carl Nyberg).

[UPDATE: The district has announced it will not expel any students. See J. Sterling Morton District 201's website.]

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