"The stories you will hear tonight are not supposed to happen." Parent and CADRE (Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education) member Naomi Haywood stood on the low stage at the front of the packed meeting room. The parents and students from the South Los Angeles community that filled the room mirrored Haywood’s frustration and outrage. They exploded into applause for her and co-facilitator Linda Sanchez as they set the stage for last Wednesday’s People’s Hearing on the institutionalized "push-out" of children of color from the Los Angeles public school system.
Read the rest of the description of the hearing below.