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Dignity In Schools Campaign National Resolution - Please Circulate Widely and Sign on By Nov 25

Dear Fellow Advocates,

DSC members and supporters around the country have worked collaboratively to draft the National Resolution for Ending School Pushout to reframe the national dialogue on school climate and discipline within a human rights framework. We are committed to using this Resolution to hold our local schools, communities, district officials, and state and federal policy-makers accountable for creating caring school climates and positive approaches to discipline that guarantee the human right to education for all young people in the United States.

Click here to read the Resolution: http://www.dignityinschools.org/files/DSC_National_Resolution.pdf.

To sign on, please e-mail your name or the name of your organization as you would like it to appear on the Resolution to resolution@dignityinschools.org by November 25.

By adding your signature to this Resolution, you will join individuals and organizations around the country that are challenging injustice in our nation's schools and taking action to effect change.

We are organizing a national release of the Resolution in early December 2009 with coordinated activities around the country. Through these activities, we will engage communities and participate in a national radio program, in addition to local media outreach. Contact me at resolution@dignityinschools.org to join this national effort. The release will only be the beginning of ongoing action and advocacy in 2010!

The process of drafting this Resolution began over a year ago when we created a series of questions to ask youth, parents, advocates and educators about what must be done to end pushout and protect students' human rights to education and to dignifying learning environments. We posed these questions to communities around the country, summarized the responses, and presented a draft to attendees at the first DSC conference in June 2009 Conference attendees provided detailed feedback to improve and enrich the content of the Resolution. You can learn more about the conference at. http://www.dignityinschools.org/national-conference.


Anna Lambertson
Core Group Member, Dignity in Schools Campaign

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