Compton trauma lawsuit near resolution?
By Jeremy Loudenback Nearly a year ago, pro-bono lawyers from Los Angeles-based Public Counsel made national headlines by launching a landmark class-action lawsuit against Compton Unified School District in federal court in Los Angeles, arguing that the district had failed to address issues of childhood trauma that prevented students from receiving a quality education. In September,...
By Guest contributor | June 9, 2016
Lawsuit against Compton USD aims at how schools deal with trauma
A new federal class action lawsuit accuses the Compton Unified School District of failing to adequately address the issue of childhood trauma in its schools, a violation of the federal rights of its students and staff. The lawsuit was filed by Public Counsel, a public advocacy law firm, and the private firm, Irell & Manella LLP. Mark...
By Craig Clough | May 18, 2015