This flier warns Los Angeles School Police Department that the pre-prison conditions in their schools are a violation of students' civil rights.
This flier warns Los Angeles School Police Department that the
pre-prison conditions in their schools are a violation of students'
"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.
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'
How 2 minutes can change your entire life | An Intimate Portrayal of a Black Mother's Fight to Save her Son
Let me share with you a story of a courageous and fierce Black mother. Her persistence to have her children do more than merely "survive" or "make it" and commitment to justice took her on a truly transformative journey that has inspired us all.