In this video series presented by the Dignity in Schools Campaign, students, teachers, parents and community leaders from across the country speak about against School Pushout and share some of their own experiences with the United States education system.
Sade Richmond – DSC Day at the Capitol
Sade Richmond, from Generation Y in Chicago talks about representing her community in the DSC Day at the Capitol. Washington, DC – September 2010.
Tinsa Hall – Corporal Punishment in Schools
Tinsa Hall, an organizer with Citizens for a Better Greenville in Mississippi talks about how corporal punishment affects students in her county
Raheem Gladney – A Testimony on School Pushout
Raheem Gladney, an organizer with the Youth United for Change in Philadelphia, talks about how his life has been affected by the US educational system.
Brittany Cannon – A Testimony on School Pushout
Brittany Cannon, from Blocks Together in Chicago, attests to the importance of restorative justice acts to avoid school pushouts.
Damon Hewitt – Causes of School Pushout
Damon Hewitt, a lawyer with the NAACP-Legal Defense Fund in New York, talks about some of the root causes of school pushout and the importance of civic initiatives like the Dignity in Schools Campaign.
Moinur Rahman – A Testimony on School Pushout
Moinur Rahaman, from DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) in New York City, talks about the conditions of some of the schools in his city and how that has been pushing his friends out of school.
Benjamin Perry – A Testimony on School Pushout
Benjamin Perry, from Gender Just in Chicago, talks about the importance of initiatives like the Grievance Process Campaign in fighting for students’ righs and dignity in schools.
Medina Lawson – A Testimony on School Pushout
Medina Lawson, a parent, preschool teacher and member of the Boston Parents Organizing Network, talks about the importance of parents’ participation in their children’s education.
Jay Arzu – A Testimony on School Pushout
Jay Arzu, a member of Sistas and Brothas United, speaks to the disparities among NYC Public Schools, where some few lucky students are treated with fairness and dignity while others have to deal with harsh disciplinary practices.
Erica Meiners – Facts on School Pushout
Erica Meiners, an educator in Chicago, talks about the facts that lead to school pushout and the importance of initiatives like the Dignity in Schools Campaign Week of Action to address this crisis.
Richard Mitchell – A Testimony on School Pushout
Richard Mitchell, a member of the Boston Parents Organizing Network, talks about his experience helping students who have been suspended from school and are on a fast track to being pushed out.
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