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Status of Young Boys & Men of Color
Transcript of Status of Young Boys & Men of Color
NEEDS ITS YOUTH SCHOOL DISCIPLINE Policies
"School-to-Prison Pipleine" OUR POLICIES DONT SUPPORT US THE ROAD AHEAD Every Student Matters
Student Led, School to Success Campaign YOUNG People IN
FOR A CHANGE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
ARE KILLING US OUR SCHOOLS ARE FAILING US CRIMINALIZATION OF YOUTH,
AND YOUNG MEN OF COLOR
FAILING JUSTICE SYSTEM AN UNHEALTHY LEGACY
COMMUNITY VIOLENCE Questions??? Francisco Martinez-Youth Coordinator
Centro C.H.A. Inc.
1900 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90806
www.facbook.com/lbsnl Ca. Standards Test
Mathematics LBUSD Total Enrollment Senior Graduation Rate
2010-2011 4-Year Dropout Rate
by High School 4-Year High School Dropout Rate
2010-2011 Long Beach Jordan High School Graduation Ceremony –Long Beach Press Telegram High School Graduation High Schools Disparities Grades 9-11 Ca. Standards Test
English Language Arts Student Performance Language Fluency LBUSD Ethnic Distribution LBUSD Enrollment Trends Graduation Rate
2010-11by High School Every Student Matters: A broad look at student enrollment trends, achievement, and disparities State of Long Beach Public Schools Long Beach BHC Youth Committee Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach Initiative Schools Workgroup
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Stacey Eng & Taharka Anderson Thank You! Students with disabilities are also disproportionately impacted by suspension Overall, African American students are disproportionately suspended from school in LBUSD An umbrella of policies has been set at the state level (California Education Code)
LBUSD has no district-wide guidance on how to implement the state laws regarding school discipline.
Most other districts provide schools with a student code of conduct that is specific about when and how to suspend or expel students.
Long Beach schools have broad discretion about how to use suspension.
This can lead to great variety in suspension practices among schools. School discipline practices are generally determined at the school level in LBUSD Suspension practices and data collection
vary among school districts 92.2 per 1000 students received an in school or out of school suspension www.fixschooldiscipline.org
firstname.lastname@example.org Questions? Model policies for schools, districts and legislators to address school pushout (unjust/excessive suspensions, expulsions and other exclusionary practices) and create safe and positive climates for learning
Based on research, best practices and on the ground experiences of students, parents and educators
Rooted in fundamental human rights principles that every child has a right to education and to be treated with dignity
Read the Model Code at http://www.dignityinschools.org/our-work/model-school-code Dignity in Schools Campaign
A Model Code on Education and Dignity Other data we can review:
Student, parent and teacher experiences in LBUSD schools
School-level suspension practices (different codes of conduct)
Student attendance data
Other data sets (California Department of Education)
Other indicators that illustrate the criminalization of student behavior (truancy sweeps/tickets, school-based arrests, gang injunctions near schools) This data tells us where we are, not how we got here or how to get out Black students are suspended at a rate that is two times the district average Suspension rates may vary widely among selected LBUSD schools Office of Civil Rights (OCR) definitions
In school suspension: Instances in which a child is temporarily removed from his or her regular classroom(s) for at least half a day but remains under the direct supervision of school personnel. Direct supervision means school personnel are physically in the same location as students under their supervision.
Out of school suspension: Out-of-school suspension means excluding a student from school for disciplinary reasons for one school day or longer. This does not include students who served their suspension in the school.
For the purposes of this presentation Important Definitions Suspensions Issued to Students LBUSD Reported 2,504 out-of-school suspensions to the California Department of Education 2010-11
961 out of school suspensions were issued for willful defiance* in 2010-11, compared to just 30 in 2009-10. This is over a 3,103% increase over just one year.
Willful defiance was the LEADING cause of suspensions in 2010-11, making up 38% of all suspensions *Willfull defiance is a basis for suspension and expulsion that is broadly and vaguely defined as any behavior where a student has disrupted "school activities or otherwise willfully defied valid authority of school personnel." (LBUSD Guidlines for Parents and Students, p.17) 1. Piloting Restorative Justice practices and other alternatives to exclusionary, punitive discipline, especially in middle schools and high schools.
2. Developing a consistent discipline policy and framework for all LBUSD.
3. Reducing the disproportionate suspension and expulsion of students of color, especially African American students.
4. Reducing suspensions at schools where more than 10% of students have received suspensions by promoting alternatives that keep students in the classroom and school.