"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.
The Community Rights Campaign sent their statement letter to LAUSD Superintendent Cortines and the Board Members on November 12th, 2010 in response to Mr. Cortines announcement of the selection of the newly appointed LASPD Chief, Steven Zipperman, which involved virtually no community participation in the selection process.
by Nicole Eng
The Community Rights Campaign's letter to LAUSD Board in regards to the new hiring of LASPD's Chief of School Police.
Diane Lefer, La Progressive , October 14, 2010