Schools, Not Pre-Prisons Campaign
Just yesterday, CNN ran a top story in their legal news section that features our Community Rights work against truancy tickets and pre-prison conditions in schools: "But one thing is sure: Alexa's case isn't the first. At schools across the country, police are being asked to step in..."
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The report looks at how punitive discipline and testing policies and practices have combined to turn many schools into hostile and alienating environments that drive youth out of school and toward the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
We highly encourage our members and supporters to read this important
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, January 29, 2010
Article linked from 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio 01/28/2010:
The Strategy Center's Community Rights Campaign in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chapter of Dignity in Schools Campaign release the first of two policy papers, Police in LAUSD Schools: The Need for Accountability and Alternatives, to strengthen accountability and transparency in the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students and families.
"Pre-Prison Diaries" is a series from the Community Rights Campaign in which organizers, students and parents share stories and observations about truancy tickets, police in schools, zero tolerance, and other "pre-prison" conditions and experiences. Jackie Hill, current freshmen at Dominguez Hills, shares how the recent budget crisis and the increased spending on prisons in the last 25 years have impacted her life as a young Black woman.