Maria Villamil, Director of Organizing and Practice, Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) and Angela McNair Turner, Staff Attorney, Statewide Education Rights Project, Public Counsel
Participants in this workshop will learn about racial disproportionality in school discipline and prevention-focused, evidence based alternatives to punitive and exclusionary discipline practices. After exploring systemic discipline issues and effective alternatives, presenters will analyze as case studies efforts by youth and parent led community organizations to end punitive discipline practices in LAUSD. Participants will explore community work to pass the School Climate Bill of Rights in LAUSD and the elimination willful defiance suspensions and expulsions in LAUSD. Presenters will place special emphasis on exploration of an eight year SWPBIS Implementation monitoring project in South LA Schools using parent-led inquiry and investigation. Participants will explore the role of parent support and engagement in SWPBIS implementation in eliminating racial disproportionality in school discipline. Participants will review content from recent report “How Can You Love the Kids But Hate the Parents: A Shadow Report On The Unfulfilled Promises of LAUSD School Discipline Reform In South LA”, a 10 year human rights shadow report analyzing SWBPIS implementation in South LA schools.