Black students in Arkansas schools are more likely to be suspended and receive corporal punishment than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), a member of the AR OTL Campaign.
December 9th is a National Day of Action
to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education
Find an event near you and join in!
OTL allies from the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) and the Dignity in Schools Campaign – New York (DSC-NY) are presenting today at Talking Transition, an open forum event for New Yorkers to discuss pressing issues that Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio should consider as he transitions into office. UYC and DSC-NY will be talking about school discipline reform and how harsh discipline policies criminalize students, disproportionately students of color, and drive them to drop out of school.
With public schools under attack across the nation, it is inspiring to see just how many organizers (many of them students!) are attending rallies, school board meetings and press conferences to defend of their schools and demand the resources and opportunities every student deserves.
If you live in the Boston area, you should come see Gina Womack, Executive Director of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), speak tonight at Wheelock College about how to end the school-to-prison pipeline. FFLIC is a leading voice in the South for children, particularly those in or targeted by the juvenile justice system.
Nationally recognized researcher and academic Devon Carlson will be in Wisconsin in November on a week-long tour to talk about the impact on students, schools, and communities of using public tax dollars for private schools — better known as the voucher program.
On October 4, Rev. Dr. William Barber gave an inspiring keynote speech in defense of public education at the AFT's Civil, Human and Women's Rights Conference in Los Angeles. Click here for a full recap of the conference, which included an the all-day 2013 OTL Organizing Summit. Watch the video below!