The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is demanding sweeping changes to current discipline guidelines for the more than 5,000 school safety officers in New York City. The NYCLU has previously sued the NYPD for use of force against students and wrongful arrest, made the demands during a press conference Wednesday, stating that school discipline should be handles by educators, not the police.
Nov 02 2014
Recently an 8th grader from Weaverville, California was given a detention for sharing his lunch with a friend. All the 13 year-old Kyle Bradford did was share his chicken burrito with his friend didn’t want to eat the cheese sandwich the cafeteria was serving. Kyle, just like many other people and kids, didn’t see a problem with sharing his food with the other student. Here’s what Kyle had to say about it:
Oct 30 2014
A North Carolina teacher may lose her job after students reported her for making racist
Math teacher Cynthia Ramsey of Camden County High School allegedly admitted to a student who was eating lunch that killing black people is on her “bucket list.”
“She conveyed to me that Mrs. Ramsey had indicated that if she only had 10 days to live that she would kill all black people,” the student’s mother, Kimberly Ashcraft, told WAVY-TV.
Ashcraft said she was stunned by the comment and couldn’t believe what she’d heard.
“I was completely shocked,” Ashcraft said. “I asked her again, ‘Are you sure that was what you heard?’ I could not have imagined a teacher saying that.”
Ashcraft says what is even more worrisome is that Ramsey is not only a teacher, but head of the math department.
“I conveyed to my daughter that this is a very serious allegation and I need confirmation that this did happen,” Ashcraft explained.
An officer told the news station that other students confirmed the story told by Ashcraft’s daughter.
Source: I Love Black People
Oct 02 2014
CHICAGO – (ENEWSPF) -October 2, 2014. For the third time in five years, Project NIA is participating in the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s? National Week of Action on School Pushout (October 4-11). As an organization dedicated to juvenile justice, Project NIA works diligently to interrupt school pushout, which is often described as the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
In 2014, the advocacy and organizing of Project NIA and other local groups, including COFI, VOYCE, and Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law (CLC), have achieved major victories in the fight to break this pipeline. The wins include: Continue reading