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We need to rethink discipline in schools

This story was produced in partnership with Vox as part of the discrimination issue of The Highlight. For many Black children, their first encounter with the discrimination that will trail them their whole lives comes from the school system — a system where they are five times more likely to attend a segregated school than their white counterparts.  […]

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What Happened After LA Schools Cut Police Funds and Hired Mental Health Staff for Black Students

Kyla Payne distinctly remembers being on edge any time she entered Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. The 16-year-old felt uncomfortable being monitored by campus police officers who seemed to be intent on finding crimes and rule violations that weren’t there, Payne said.  “I know for me and my friends, it was difficult trying to […]