The Controversy Behind Chicago's Diploma Mandate for The Atlantic / by Kristen Norman

I worked on this story over the summer for the education section of The Atlantic. Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, recently laid down a mandate stating that all senior in high school must have a destination after graduating to receive their diplomas. It's an interesting idea and I enjoyed being able to visit several schools over the few days spent I photographing this story. Huge thanks to Emily Jan for assigning me and shout out to Women Photograph for being an excellent tool for editors to find hardworking freelancers! Here are a few of my favorite images and you can check out the story here. Thanks for looking!