Over 200 organizations and individuals have signed on to support the Dignity in Schools Campaign National Resolution for Ending School Pushout, a call to action for our school systems to end the harsh disciplinary policies and law enforcemnet tactics that push too many young people out of school. The National Resolution calls for schools to create positive climates for learning and adopt alternative approaches to discipline that protect the human rights of all young people.
We will continue gathering signatures for the Resolution as we support local and national action to end school pushout over the next year. Email us to add your name or organization.
The Dignity in Schools Campaign is releasing a series of video testimonies from participants at the June 2009 DSC Conference in Chicago, where the National Resolution was drafted. The first video testimony in our series is from Damekia Morgan, Parent Organizer at Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), a member organization of the DSC and a signatory to the National Resolution.