Community Rights Campaign
Stop the Pre-Prison Tracking of Black and Latino Students
- 1) Win LA Unified School District (LAUSD) changes in policy to stop punitive disciplining
2) Decriminalize truancy—end LAUSD, LASPD, and LAPD use of citations for student tardiness or a disciplinary measures
3) End the Gang Data Base System—end the criminalization of gangs and daily life.
4) End zero tolerance policies and restrict police and inappropriate police behavior on LAUSD campuses
5) Uphold affordable discounted bus passes for K-12 students and community college students
6) Reverse MTA’s fare increase that will fall on tens of thousands of students
7) Provide more youth mentors, college counselors, and support programs
The longstanding racial inequality of the school system is reflected in the conditions of our local schools - overcrowded and under-resourced.
Our public schools are increasingly tracking Black and Latino youth into prison rather than preparing them for college or work. Instead of providing more counselors, peer mediation, and other programs that support students of color, Black and Latino youth are daily being criminalized and profiled by school police and security, tagged and tracked into gang databases, and ticketed and suspended for the most minor offenses under a "zero tolerance" approach to discipline.
We urge the LAUSD Board of Education to stand with Black and Latino students and families by ending policies that are racially discriminatory and that violate the civil liberties of students of color. Let’s End the Pre-Prison Track!
Join the hundreds of students, parents, and teachers who are members and supporters of the Community Rights campaign. Call or email lead Community Rights organizer Damon Azali-Rojas to find out more.