Dignity in Schools Campaign National Week of Action on School Pushout

Solutions Not Suspensions! Parents! Students! Concerned Community Members! Join us for the debut screening of “What Will It Take to Stop the School to Prison Pipeline?” documentary. Hear parents, students, community members and stakeholders address the pushout crisis. Let’s ensure that our children are in school during school hours. Come and learn ways to get […]

Schott’s 2012 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males

The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, a new report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education finds that only 52 percent of Black male and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later, while 78 percent of White, non-Latino male ninth-graders graduate […]

Parents Speak Out Against the Inequities in New Orleans School Reform while Attending a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill

By Damekia Morgan, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) On Thursday, March 1, 2012, Ashana Bigard, community members, and I attended a Congressional Briefing hosted by the Honorable Senator Mary Landrieu in Washington D.C. The purpose of the Congressional Briefing was intended to launch the new publication, New Orleans-Style Education Reform: A Guide for […]

FFLIC Holiday Video Greeting

Happy Holidays from FFLIC Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children wishes you and your family the best this holiday season. For many this is a time of joy and celebration, but for others it is not. We ask you to remember all of those who are unable to spend this holiday season with their […]

Blog Post: Dignity in Schools Campaign Louisiana Week of Action Event

Community Circle of Hope: Creating Positive School Climates by Securing Dignity in Respect forLouisiana’s Students Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:00-8:30pm Treme Center On the evening of October 4, 2011 Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), Juvenile Justice of Louisiana (JJPL), Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Safe Schools Health Student Initiative, and Young Adults Striving […]

Dignity in Schools Campaign: National Week of Action on School Pushout

There is no better place for a student to be than in school during school hours.   Yet, in Louisiana, already higher-than average suspensions and expulsion rates have been on the rise over the past decade as state and local zero-tolerance policies have imposed harsh punishment for minor childhood and adolescent misbehavior. In Louisiana there are over 300,000 […]