After Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) spoke out against "harsh" out-of-school
suspensions for students in an organized protest against teacher layoffs
at Austin-Polytech High School, the Chicago School Board and Chicago
Public Schools officials lifted the punishment. Some of the 36 students
at the West Side school who were punished for participating in the
walk-outs and sit-ins already served part or all of their time.