by Eric Mann
Today, after 18 months of ferocious uphill organizing the
Labor/Community Strategy Center reached an agreement with the Los
Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles School Police
The Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) has issued sweeping policy reforms to reduce citations and arrests of students in Los Angeles Unified School District as the new school year begins. The policy and protocols require minor law violations that previously resulted in citations and arrests to be addressed through interventions by school site officials and restorative practices or through diversion to a YouthSource or FamilySource Center.
After many months of work in schools in South Los Angeles and Boyle Heights the Strategy Center's Community Rights Campaign has been organizing our classrooms and neighborhoods to push for the approval of an Ethnic Studies graduation requirement at LAUSD.
After more than two years, Community Rights Campaign and allies Public Counsel have secured a comprehensive school police policy reform to decriminalize student discipline, currently in effect in the new school year.
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD) - el segundo más grande del país - dejará de criminalizar la conducta y los actos de indisciplina de sus estudiantes.
Community Victory in the Fight against the School-to-Jail-Track Securing New Student Protections against Tickets and Arrests
After more than two years of negotiations, Community Rights Campaign and allies Public Counsel have secured a comprehensive school police policy reform to decriminalize student discipline, currently in effect in the new school year.
One year after the passing of the School Climate Bill of Rights. Let’s break the LAUSD School to Jail Track.
Community Rights Campaign of the Labor/Community Strategy Center is very proud of our community alliance with the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition and Dignity in Schools Campaign - Los Angeles as we celebrated the one-year anniversary of the passing of the School Climate Bill of Rights (SCBR) on May 14th. The School Climate Bill of Rights is a landmark package of changes that reverses "zero tolerance" policies which have led to the systematic punishment of Black youth in particular.
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.
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.