DSC Youth on Fire at UN Youth Assembly: From the Desk of Dignity in Schools Campaign's Co-Chair, Racial Justice NOW!
Youth are taking on new roles and opportunities within Dignity in Schools Campaign. The need for deeper youth engagement and leadership has been building momentum in DSC for many years now, and the tipping point came when the youth at this past year’s Annual Membership Meeting in Atlanta, GA spoke up.
Trump Administration to Allow School Police Departments Renewed Access to Free Military-grade Weapons
As feared, the Trump Administration has announced that it will end an Obama Executive Order (EO) which placed some limits on a program that distributed free military equipment to local police departments, including those in school districts (known as the 1033 Program).
Dignity in Schools Campaign, Legal Defense Fund, Local Advocates Announce Recommendations for Mississippi State Education Plan
Jackson, Mississippi - Today, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), and local advocates announced their recommendations for Mississippi’s draft state education plan, which will be submitted on September 18th to the U.S. Department of Education in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).
Comprehend Don’t Suspend
Discipline is not synonymous with punishment. True discipline is not condemning one for their behavior, but finding a solution that prevents harmful behavior from reoccurring. In the case of school disciplinary practices, true discipline should not be about discouraging a student from attending school. Unfortunately, that is what happens for too many students in New York City public schools that experience school suspensions. Our current system relies too heavily on punishment that has proven to be ineffective, because suspensions do not address the root causes of behavior and are racially discriminatory.