Youth

New Report: 20,000 California Students Arrested or Ticketed in 2009-10, Vast Majority Are Youth of Color

The Community Rights Campaign (CRC) and the Black Organizing Project (based in Oakland) released a report that presents startling new data on the role of police officers in schools and the need to address this statewide problem within the new Local Control Funding Formula.

No Child Left Behind Bars: Educate to End the Incarceration Rate City-Wide Conference

This past Saturday March 8th 2014, was a meeting to address the issues surrounding the status of the state/country wide tactics on the broad topic of the school-to-prison-pipeline and other entities that are fueled by such a beast.

Top 20 LAUSD Middle Schools and High Schools With the Highest Rates of Ticketing and Arrests

Arresting and ticketing students as a form of school punishment has systemic civil rights consequences: Black and Latino youth are pushed out of school and into the "school-to-prison pipeline."

Black, Brown, and Over-Policed in L.A. Schools Report

The Community Rights Campaign of the Labor/Community Strategy Center releases Black, Brown and Over-Policed in LA Schools:Structural Proposals to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline in the Los Angeles Unified School District and to Build a National Movement to Stop the Mass Incarceration of Black and Latino Communities that analyzes the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles School Police Department's (LASPD) citation and arrest patterns for the school years of 2011-2013 through the lens of race, gender, age and neighborhood impacts.

Black, Brown, and Over-Policed in L.A. Schools

Structural Proposals to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline in the Los Angeles Unified School District and to Build a National Movement to Stop the Mass Incarceration of Black and Latino Communities that analyzes the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles School Police Department's (LASPD) citation and arrest patterns for the school years of 2011-2013 through the lens of race, gender, age and neighborhood impacts.

2013 SYOA Class: Fight for the Soul of the Cities!

We see education as a tool towards transforming, healing, and empowering our communities. S.Y.O.A. is a 6 week intense program of the Labor Community Strategy Center that includes political education, on the ground organizing, and skills that foster leadership development.

Making history--School Climate Bill of Rights passes 5-2 at LAUSD Board

*The following is a letter from the Community Rights Campaign Steering Committee*

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.