Back-to-School and Back to Excessively Punishing Black Students?

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/17/2018, 10:59 a.m.
Fort Bend Independent School District (ISD) has a horrible record when it comes to failing and overly punishing our black ...
Tammie Lang Campbell

For learning to properly occur, the school environment must be safe and conducive to teaching and learning. Therefore, advocate for your child to be allowed to grow as a child and learn how to behave appropriately without being criminally labeled. Although school disciplinary records are required to be kept confidential, they could still influence a court’s decision, show up on a background check or be subjected to disclosure on job, college or military applications.

In an effort to bring about policy change and promote transparency while supporting our children, please report any suspicious disciplinary action against a child to:honeybrownhope@honeybrownhope.org. This information will be used to track, monitor, research and develop a parent/community report card to uncover these disparities. The information will expose schools that use abusive disciplinary tactics, so that parents can make an informed decision about which schools are a better fit for their children.

Working together, we will mobilize grassroots action to bring about change. However, in order for others to stand with us in our efforts to save our children – we must take the first stand.

Tammie Lang Campbell is a revered activist who made a quantum leap from rural Mississippi to become a nationally recognized civil rights leader and founder of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation. In a climate where the marginalized are left feeling hopeless by the bitterness of social and environmental injustices, The Honey Brown Hope Foundation focuses on the best way to help people — give them hope. Founded in 1991, the organization is a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c) 3 non-profit that contagiously spread hope through educational, engaging and informative programs that align with its causes — diversity appreciation, environmental stewardship and civil rights.