It’s that time of the year, when the DSC National Campaign will host events across the United States each day in it’s 2015 Annual Week of Action Against School Pushout promoting a different theme related to the Week of Action and promote messages, statistics, local events and photos related to that theme that can be tweeted and posted – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD to SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11TH!!
Nollie Jenkins Family Center – will host their event on, Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11:00-3:00pm on site. The theme is “INVEST IN PUBLIC EDUCATION NOT PRISON CULTIVATION”. Nollie’s will be hosting a youth-led Teach-In to promote alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline policies which only fuel the “school-to-prison” /”prevention of schoolhouse 2 jailhouse” pipeline. We are calling on local, state and federal lawmakers to take immediate actions to end the nations school “pushout” crisis and to focus on programs and discipline policies that will provide our young people with a high quality education in positive and safe learning environments instead of pushing them out of school and onto a track toward prison. We are demanding school policies that adopt positive approaches to discipline, instead of relying on suspensions and expulsions to address misbehavior and a call to sign onto the Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions. Some alternative discipline approaches, include Restorative Justice and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, which focus on building healthy relationships between teachers and students and treating discipline as a teaching moment rather than an opportunity to punish and push kids out of school; along with calling for federal legislation that promotes positive school climates. During the Week of Action, DSC members will also be calling on school districts to address disparities in punishment and referrals of students to the criminal justice system, which disproportionately affects low-income youth, youth of color, LGBTQ students, and those with disabilities.
Please come out and show your support of young people right here in HOLMES COUNTY, MS doing great work!!!! You don’t want to miss it; nor the FUN and FOOD!