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Shirley Weber
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson Appointed Chair of the Select Committee on Police Reform
September 24, 2020
California has again led the nation by passing some of the strictest police use-of-force standards while also mandating de-escalation and use-of-force training. The legislature also recently sent bills to the Governor’s desk to ban deadly carotid choke holds, reorganize sheriff oversight commissions and increase transparency and impartiality in officer-involved shooting investigations. ... read more »
Local Legislation Actively Listens to the Voice of the Future for Guidance into a Healthier World
August 20, 2020
The event entitled “Let’s Talk About it” represented the yearn for growth within the minds of community leadership. They recognized through these historical waves of events there will be trauma and possible turmoil among young hearts, which could create a slanted perspective in adulthood. The best solution is to talk through what is being processed in real time. ... read more »
Shirley Weber’s CSU Ethnic Studies Bill is Now State Law
August 20, 2020
The 13-5 vote of CSU trustees marks the first significant change to the university's general education requirements in 40 years. The approved courses include the four core Ethnic studies disciplines AB 1460 requires, and adds courses on the history and culture of other oppressed groups, such as Muslims, Jews or LGBTQ people. The requirement goes into effect in the 2023-24 school year.  ... read more »
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Why Dem. Senators Richard Pan and Steven Glazer Are Holding Out Their Votes on Ethnic Studies Bill
July 11, 2019
In April 1992, violent riots broke out in Los Angeles after an almost all-White jury (one juror later “came out” as biracial 10 years later) handed down a not guilty verdict in the case of Rodney King, ... read more »
What’s Next for California’s Charter Schools? Much Awaited Task Force Report Is Heavy on Advice – But Falls Short on Data
June 13, 2019
In February, Gov. Newsom asked Tony Thurmond, Superintendent of Public Instruction, to set up a task force charged with looking at the impact public charter school funding has on district-run public school finances.  ... read more »
Heated Charter School Debates Ignore One Key Fact: Black Students Are Underperforming In Our Schools
May 2, 2019
African American children are California’s lowest performing group of students, only above students with special needs. Only two percent of Black kids in the state attend schools that are considered “high performing.” And only 10 majority African American schools, located mostly in hard-to-count, high-poverty census tracts around the Bay Area and Los Angeles, score, on average, above the state math and language arts requirements. ... read more »
Bill Aimed at Preventing Police Deadly Force Moves Forward
April 18, 2019
Legislation is first of its kind in the nation ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette “Raise The Bar!” “Close The Achievement Gap!”-Part 2 “No More Crib to Prison!!
April 26, 2018
Bills requiring money take effect immediately and require 27 votes in the Senate and 54 votes in the Assembly. ... read more »
Success On “The Way”… Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Raise The Bar!” “Close The Achievement Gap!” Part 1
April 19, 2018
The California Charter Schools Association is reforming itself, building interest in the lowest performing subgroup, African Americans. ... read more »
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