A crucial voice has been lost in the post-Sandy Hook debate over school safety: Students. So we asked some Los Angeles high schoolers to chime in.
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by Julianne Hing on March 1 2013, 9:00AM
Thanks to falling youth crime rates and cash-strapped states (seriously), juveniles are less likely to land in prison. But when it comes to racial disparities, the devil remains in the details.
by Julianne Hing on February 21 2013, 10:12AM
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, elected officials, pundits and gun lobbyists have been calling for more police in schools. So why is Denver doing its own thing?
by Julianne Hing on February 12 2013, 10:07AM
As talking back to your teacher increasingly leads to misdemeanor criminal charges, experts say the arrests have lifelong consequences.
by Julianne Hing on January 10 2013, 10:33AM
School advocates that are already fighting a school to prison pipeline warn against the assumption that you prevent violence by adding cops.
by Julianne Hing on December 13 2012, 9:54AM
Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing comes on the heels of a Justice Department suit against Meridian, Miss., where school officials are charged with routinely locking kids up for petty offenses.
by Nia King on December 3 2012, 8:42AM
Colorlines readers respond to the shocking details of a Mississippi school-to-prison pipeline.
by Julianne Hing on November 26 2012, 9:34AM
Wearing the wrong color socks, talking back to a teacher and being late are all infractions that landed Cedric Green in jail. The Justice Department says there are many more students like him.