June 3 2015

Boyle Heights Beat: Students, parents rally for more school funding for low-income communities

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…At the core of the issues were the funding of vital services such as mental health facilities on campus along with wellness centers, and to promote restorative justice in place of suspension as a form of school discipline. “Minorities are suspended at a much higher rate than any other group in the LAUSD,” said Valdez. He also said that because of the challenged backgrounds faced by eastside residents such as growing up in a low-income area, crime and immigrant status, students would benefit greatly from mental health and wellness centers on school campuses…

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