LA Students Push to End Criminalization of Black and Brown Youth

Melina Abdullah
Jun 30, 2019 - 5:00

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest public-school system in the nation. Its teachers made headlines in January when they launched a six-day strike that advanced an alternative model of “community schools.” This model treats students like whole and complete human beings by requiring an end to a dehumanizing “random search” policy. Twenty-eight LAUSD schools will serve as pilots as part of the strike settlement.

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