Community Rights Campaign
State bill to limit school police in discipline picks up steam, clearing first committee hearing (AB 549)
by Zoe Rawson
On May 1st, AB 549 passed its first hurdle through the Assembly Education Committee, generating the news stories excerpted below.
LAT, La Opinion tout historic vote as LAUSD ends "willful defiance" suspensions and redefines role of police in discipline
Calling it a "landmark policy", the media takes note as LAUSD votes 5-2 to end "willful defiance" suspensions and redefine the role of police in school discipline. The San Francisco Chronicle heralded as part of a nationwide educational trend to end the reliance on "zero tolerance" policys that swept the nation in the wake of the Columbine school shootings.
by Daniel Kim
For the past month and half, as a founding member of the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition, the Community Rights Campaign has been a part of leading the "School Climate Bill of Rights" campaign. We've seen the campaign raise the level of public debate. Here's a recap as we head into the LAUSD board vote tomorrow!
The Community Rights Campaign with the Children's Defense Fund, PolicyLink and YJC is co-sponsoring an important state bill, authored by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer from South LA.
In 2011, the Community Rights Campaign provided leadership in forming an innovative statewide coalition to reform school discipline policy.