Category Archives: School-to-Prison

KHSD Community Meeting in Bakersfield: A Positive Step Forward

  Last week, over 60 Kern High School District (KHSD) parents and students (as well as several KHSD administrators) gathered in Bakersfield for a community meeting to learn about next steps in the wake of a landmark settlement reached this summer with KHSD as a result of school discipline policies that disproportionately impact students of […]
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Kern Latino and African American Students Achieve Victory in Landmark Settlement with Kern High School District

Latino and Black students enrolled in the Kern High School District, together with their parents and community activist organizations Dolores Huerta Foundation, National Brotherhood Association, and Faith in Kern, obtained a historic settlement in their challenge to discriminatory practices. The plaintiffs were represented by a coalition of civil rights lawyers, including California Rural Legal Assistance, […]
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‘Breaking the Chains’ Report by EJS Provides Insight into How Implicit Bias and Racial Trauma Fuel the School-to-Prison Pipeline

A new report by the Equal Justice Society describes how implicit bias and racial trauma enable the school-to-prison pipeline that betrays thousands of children in our country by criminalizing them instead of providing them with supportive and inclusive school environments. This report was made possible by a grant from The California Endowment and produced by […]
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