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Punishing Our Future: School Discipline in Los Angeles
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
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Wednesday, October 5th
Check-In and Reception
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
The California Endowment
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Journalist, healthcare and education
Author, Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse
Punishing our Future:
School Discipline in Los Angeles
Texas suspension and expulsion rates are no longer a secret to most, but in California, almost 800,000 suspensions and expulsions are administered each year, approximately doubling Texas’s rates. In Los Angeles alone, these extreme policies are proving to be all too common for nonviolent offenses, like being tardy to school, which historically would have warranted a trip to the principal’s office at most. More alarmingly, research indicates that resulting student absenteeism can be used to forecast school dropout rates with chilling accuracy, causing a spiral of negative consequences with lifelong repercussions for affected youth, their families, and our communities.
In an effort to explore how we can return to common sense alternatives instead of current disciplinary measures, CenterScene Public Programs invites you to an evening of surveying the advocacy, policy, and social justice work being done around school discipline. Moderated by journalist and author of Lockdown High, Annette Fuentes, panelists will demystify school discipline jargon, examine the implementation of Zero Tolerance policies, and tackle the issue of school bullying to highlight the nuances of school discipline and student safety today.
Join us Wed., October 5th for an evening discussion with those at the forefront of reshaping a more just school discipline landscape.
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The California Endowment
CenterScene is a wide-ranging series of public programs organized by The California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities to raise awareness about the vital issues that impact the health of California's communities. The nonpartisan community forums promote civic participation and provide an opportunity for the exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives.