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.
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, … Continue reading EJS Joins CRLA, MALDEF, GBLA, in Lawsuit Against Kern High School District
Eva Paterson, Allison Elgart, and Luke Edwards of the Equal Justice Society participated in a community meeting on June 18 in Bakersfield, California, to discuss the disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of Latino and Black students. Photo via Faith in Action.