Less handcuffing, more counseling is working, says Chief Zipperman
Close to 300 LA Unified students who would have ended up in the criminal justice system for minor infractions in years past have been successfully diverted from it this school year, Los Angeles School Police Chief Steven Zipperman told a school board committee yesterday. The effort toward a reduction in student citations and arrests, part of...
By Craig Clough | February 4, 2015
Campaign Aims to Keep Students in, Not ‘Push’ them Out
What many call the “drop out crisis,” the Dignity in Schools Campaign is calling the “push out crisis.” The nationwide coalition of students and activists is undertaking a National Week of Action, and various rallies, press conferences, even art installations will be held across Los Angeles this week to address what the group sees as the...
By Chase Niesner | October 1, 2013