Community Rights Campaign
Hot off the press: LAPD agrees it will substantially cut truancy ticketing!
"Clearly, I’ve missed an important lesson in logic as it totally
blew my mind that students could be fined for coming to school," writes Rachel Ferreira, a student at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Van Nuys, sharing her own experience receiving a truancy ticket.
"Criminalize kids early and often? What’s next? Truancy – the new
gateway crime? While this effort may generate short term statistical
‘success’, it is a jaw droppingly wrong headed, counter-productive way
to treat kids," writes Home Education Magazine.
Saturday, April 2nd 2011: Join us for an interactive and participatory citywide meeting to pave the way toward ending school push out and transforming our schools into healthy, enriching, and sustainable learning communities!
Summer Youth Organizing Academy (SYOA) graduate and Roosevelet Hight School Taking Action student leader, Cinthia Gonzalez, is featured in this short video highlighting the discussions of Los Angeles youth regarding the state of public education at President Obama's National Youth Summit Opening.
Cinthia calls for the protection of student services and resources and
the reduction of funds used for zero tolerance policies and policing of
Black and Latino youth.
Katharine Russ, CityWatch - An Insider Look at City Hall, March 9, 2011
School Cops 'Out of Control'