Category Archives: Education

East County NAACP Sues Antioch Unified School District for Violating Agreement on Civil and Disability Rights

“Implicit bias is a critical component of modern-day discrimination,” said Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society. “By ignoring the fact that implicit bias hurts schoolchildren, the Antioch school district is perpetuating instead of reversing the school-to-prison pipeline that too many Black children are forced into.” The East County NAACP filed suit on July […]
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Plaintiffs in Kern County School Lawsuit Ask Court to Hold the State of California Accountable for School Discipline Problems

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit to stop ethnically and racially discriminatory student discipline practices in Kern County high schools have filed an appeal against the State of California, which was excused as a defendant by the trial court. Attorneys on behalf of Latino and African American students in the Kern High School District maintain that the State of California is responsible for addressing discriminatory practices in state public schools.

EJS Joins the Fix School Discipline-Policy Coalition

EJS recently joined the Fix School Discipline-Policy Coalition (FSD-PC), a statewide coalition of organizations that work to improve school discipline policies and practices in California’s schools. The coalition works together to ensure that school climate protections and supports for both students and school staff exist at both the state and local levels. In the last […]
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Court Allows Discrimination Suit Against Kern County Office of Education to Proceed

Latino and African American Students Deserve Equal Access to Educational Opportunity On December 31, 2015, the Kern County Superior Court ruled that Latino and Black Plaintiffs may proceed against the Kern County Office of Education and Superintendent Christine Lizardi Frazier with their claims that the agency and Superintendent failed to take steps to ensure that […]
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EJS Joins CRLA, MALDEF, GBLA, in Lawsuit Against Kern High School District

Lawsuit seeks end to school district’s discriminatory disciplinary policies and practices that disproportionately impact students of color UPDATE: News coverage of the case: – The Center for Public Integrity (nonprofit news organization) – KQED – KBAK, CBS Affiliate – The Bakersfield California BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2014) — A coalition of civil rights legal advocates, […]
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