As part of the annual National Week of Action to raise awareness about the more than 3 million students suspended out-of-school each year and call on states and school districts to implement positive discipline policies, CADRE – Community Asset Development Redefining Education – is hosting a talk framing access to education as a human right for all students.
While CADRE concentrates its efforts in South LA schools, tonight's workshop is open to all parents who live in similar economic and social situations whose children, organizers say, are caught in a “system of pushout rather than equal opportunity and access in our public schools.”
The objective of the workshop is to train parents to lead their own grassroots movements “changing the rules of the game (educational policies) so that public schools not only provide a quality education to all children, in every neighborhood, but also function as community institutions that value social justice and respond to community needs.”
The workshop will be from 6 – 8 pm at CADRE located at 8510 ½ South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003. Phone: (323) 752-9997
The Los Angeles School Police Department has begun a separate initiative to try and curb suspensions and disciplinary problems. The Anger Management Program for Students is a school-based presentation for third-graders and their parents. It incorporates discussions about the causes of anger and safe ways to report disruptive behavior, role play exercises and information about resources to handle anger. For more information, including scheduling an officer to speak at a school, contact Sgt. Rory Sheldon at email@example.com.