Updates

Dignity in Schools Campaign Statement on Eric Garner Decision
12/04/2014
Once again, just over a week after the failure to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, a grand jury has failed to indict the police officer in the case of Eric Garner who was killed by the NYPD by use of a chokehold in Staten Island, New York. This demonstrates yet again the lack of justice for communities of color that experience violence at the hands of law enforcement and other institutions. The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) joins communities in New York City and across the country who have come out in response to the grand jury decision to demand “This Stops Today.”
Dignity in Schools Campaign Statement on #Ferguson Decision
11/26/2014

The Dignity in Schools Campaign stands in solidarity with the family and friends of Michael Brown, the people in Ferguson, and communities across the country that fight for justice and human rights in the face of discrimination and criminalization. The decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the senseless killing of Michael Brown demonstrates yet again the lack of justice for communities of color that have experienced violence at the hands of law enforcement and other institutions. 

New Report finds that Massachusetts' Students of Color and Students with Disabilities Receive Disproportionate Discipline
11/26/2014

The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice of Boston has released a new report with findings showing that students in charter schools are being suspended out of school at high rates. 

Massachusetts' public school students lost at least 200,000 days in the classroom to discipline in the 2012-13 school year, according to the state's most recent data. Massachusetts' students of color, students with disabilities, and charter school students received a disproportionate share of these punishments, particularly for minor misbehavior.

Highlights from 2014 DSC National Week of Action!
10/17/2014

What an amazing Week of Action, full of local events showcasing the leadership of youth, parents and teachers in the fight to end school pushout! DSC members have truly outdone themselves this year with over 100 events in 52 cities hosted by more than 70 organizations, making this year our biggest Week of Action ever (by far!).