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National Crittenton Signs on to PUSHOUT ACT [nationalcrittenton.org]

 

By Natalia Orozco, National Crittenton, December 5, 2019

National Crittenton is a 136-year-old national advocacy organization with a singular focus on the needs, potential, and power of girls and young people across the gender spectrum, centering those of color.

The public education system has always been our best chance at having an early warning system that recognizes the complex context of students’ lives – ideally offering safety, support and opportunities for students to heal, learn and thrive – to offer, in short, what the PUSHOUT Act outlines.

But, today we must confront the reality of the existence of a school to confinement pathway that is generational and that criminalizes girls’ responses to trauma through exclusionary discipline processes, while not addressing the violence, abuse, and neglect that causes the trauma and ignoring the oppression and exploitation that supports it.

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