National Week of Action on School Pushout: October 11-17, 2010
The Dignity in Schools Campaign organized actions around the country during the week of October 11-17 to expose the pushout crisis in our nation’s schools and advocate for the human right of every student to a quality education and to be treated with dignity.
Read about actions and events that took place below and join our call to action by contributing to testimony to our on-line School Pushout Story Bank [http://dsc.jillhubley.com/content/school-pushout-story-bank]or signing the National Resolution for Ending School Pushout [http://dsc.jillhubley.com/content/dignity-schools-national-resolution-ending-school-pushout]!
During the National Week of Action, communities around the country engaged in different local activities to bring people together and support local change. Read below for highlights of activities by state, or access a list of events by date. Here are examples of what communities around the country are doing.
Los Angeles, CA: Caps and Gowns, Not Jail Cell Bound [http://dsc.jillhubley.com/dsc-ny-oct-14-teach-in]
Take a look at the various actions in cities across the country. Watch youth, parents, advocacy organizations and others come together to raise awareness and pushback for dignity and fairness in school.
The Dignity in Schools Campaign is collecting video, audio and written testimony for the online School Pushout Story Bank.
Over 200 organizations and individuals have signed on to support the resolution, a call to action for our school systems to end the harsh disciplinary policies and law enforcement tactics that push too many young people out of school.