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A Parent-Led Victory in the Fight to End Pushout in Los Angeles Schools

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June 4, 2007
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"I had a B, but because I was suspended it dropped to an F. The teacher encouraged me to enroll in continuation school."

"They acted like they did not want him there anymore."

Testimonials like these, from parents and students in South Los Angeles public schools shed light on the tragedy beneath the so-called "dropout crisis" – an educational system where the lack of positive supports for students and teachers results in actions that hurt already disenfranchised members of the community.  Read more about CADRE's victory within LAUSD.

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