This ACLU talking points memo can be a useful tool for framing discussions and debate with policymakers surrounding the school-to-prison pipeline crisis. This resource could be especially useful to guide points of discussion in a policy meeting or hearing. The developed talking points are broken down into individual evidence-based arguments for positive change and includes references for more exploration of relevant information.
The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) Model Code Comparison Tool presents communities with recommended language for alternatives to school pushout and zero-tolerance discipline practices. It highlights questions you can answer ... MORE
This May 2016 Huffington Post Blog from Eric Mann, Director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center, details the Strategy Center’s “ferocious uphill organizing” that removed military grade weapons from Los Angeles ... MORE
This report from the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign is a good resource for groups wanting to engage their school boards. The report offers strategies for campaigns to reduce suspensions ... MORE