Among African Americans, 45% of young people don’t work or attend school; the figure is 39% for Latinos, 28% for whites and 26% for Asians. Young people whose families earn less than $20,000 a year are three times more likely to be out of work or school than those in higher-income families. Click here for full article.
Meridian, Mississippi Sued By Federal Civil Rights Lawyers For Operating ‘School-To-Prison’ PipelinePosted in Articles, Links on October 30th, 2012 by Lgrss
Many students end up on probation, without being provided proper legal representation and without determining whether there is probable cause when a school wants to press charges. For those placed on probation, a future school violation could be grounds for a suspension they must serve while incarcerated in the juvenile detention center. Click here for full article.
Students with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be suspended from school as nondisabled students, with the highest rates among black children with disabilities. Click here for full article.
Over $200,000 per annum to house a youth at the State’s youth correctional facilities. Click here for full article.