Student Voices Series – Lizbeth Hernandez

“What’s the point of going to school if all they do is search me?” by: Lizbeth Hernandez Ashleigh Washington Every day in LAUSD schools, administrators have to subject students to mandatory random metal detector searches. This ...

San Francisco Schools Pass Agreement to Reduce Arrests on Campus and Racial Gap in Policing Data

There’s positive news from San Francisco about the role of police on campus. Community groups have come together to promote a new agreement between San Francisco police and schools that will reduce arrests on campus and the ...

U.S. Education and Justice Leaders Say that School Discipline Discrimination Puts Students’ Civil Rights at Risk

U.S. education and justice leaders have joined forces to say that school discipline discrimination puts students civil rights and learning at risk. Suspension and expulsion should be the last school discipline choice for America’s ...

New Report: Juvenile Arrest and Collateral Educational Damage in the Transition to Adulthood

A new report by David S. Kirk and Robert J. Sampson highlights the impact of juvenile arrest on completion of high school and how it alters life trajectories around work and family. The report concludes: With high school and even ...

Are Our Children Being Pushed into Prison?

Check out this stunning infographic by Community Coalition: Click on the image to zoom in. Did you know that 40% of all children expelled from U.S. schools are black? Are you aware of the fact that 68% of all males in prison do not ...

Cal Progress Report: Uniting to Stop the Swinging Door of School Suspensions

There’s a growing realization that when students are suspended, the next step after an early exit from school is often an early entry into the justice system. Public Counsel Education Rights Director Laura Faer writes at ...

San Francisco Chief of Police Gregory Suhr: Making Kids Feel Safe Keeps Them in School

San Francisco Chief of Police Gregory Suhr recently submitted a letter to the editor in the San Francisco Examiner on school discipline and restorative practices entitled, Making Kids Feel Safe Keeps Them in School. In the article, ...

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