Our Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout reports show that too many girls are being pushed out of school because of unfair discipline practices, or because they’re not getting the support they need to deal with trauma and other challenges they face. Take the Let Her Learn pledge, and find out how students like you can help end school pushout here.
Reimagining discipline not just as punishment, but as part of a broader, positive approach to building compassionate and engaging learning communities, is an important part of reversing devastating trends like the school-to-prison pipeline.
More than one in five young girls experiences sexual assault before her eighteenth birthday…which means that if educators and communities wait until college to educate young people about issues of consent and sexual violence, they are far too late.
Maybe I don’t smile as much as everyone else; it doesn’t mean I have an attitude. It’s the face I have when I’m relaxed. It’s the face I have when I’m alone or when I’m with others. It’s just my face. Do you have to comment on it? Why actually make me mad when there is nothing I’m even mad about?
To me, everything is all about, “How do we create this culture where we’re good to one another?” Because at the core, that’s really what this is all about. I really want us to take as many opportunities to learn and help each other understand this issue, because that helps us all get to a point where we can live with some humanity, and treat each other with some dignity and empathy.