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South High teachers illustrate inequalities through math


Sisi Mitchell pores over tables of data showing the number of homicides, assaults, arrests and community engagements with police in Minneapolis. Her task is to find which precincts have the most positive interactions with police, compared to arrests and crimes.

She’s not an analyst at the police department. She’s a freshman in an algebra class at South High School.

“Sometimes you think, ‘Will I ever use this in real life?’ ” Mitchell said. “But we tend to do a lot of stuff that you are going to do in real life here.”


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