Texas Appleseed researches and reports on the impact of school discipline policies; ticketing, arrest and use of force in public schools; court involvement in student discipline; and the effectiveness of alternative education programs to help close pathways to dropout and incarceration.
- CIVIL RIGHTS FILING ON IMPACT OF BRYAN ISD TICKETING. Texas Appleseed and the Brazos County chapter of the NAACP filed a Complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, challenging the disproportionate Class C misdemeanor ticketing of African American students in Bryan ISD for Disorderly Conduct-Language and Disruption of Class--minor misbehavior that used to be handled by a trip to the principal's office.
Bryan ISD OCR Complaint 2.20.2013 Summary of Bryan OCR Complaint
Press Release, Texas Appleseed 2.20.2013
- TEXAS SENATE HEARING ON SCHOOL SAFETY. Texas Appleseed filed testimony addressing school safety--advocating a balanced approach. Our filing identifies programs that work and addresses the problems that can occur when school police officers become involved in student discipline that poses no safety risk. Texas Appleseed Testimony 1.28.2013
Truancy Research 3.2013
Breaking Rules, Breaking Budgets: Cost of Explusionary Discipline in 11 Texas School Districts 10.29.2012
Latest Ticketing and Arrest Data for 40+ Texas School Districts 4.2013
Texas Appleseed Testimony 12.11.2012 Submitted in writing for the nation's first Congressional hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline (U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights)
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE
Texas Appleseed's work has attracted media coverage from outlets in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and France.
The U.S. Schools with Their Own Police, The Guardian, 1.9.2012 References Texas Appleseed's school-to-prison pipeline work and our 2011 report on Class C misdemeanor ticketing and arrest at schools in Texas for minor misbehavior.
Ticketing, Arrest & Use of Force in Schools and Executive Summary and Press Release
NATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE
Texas Appleseed's work is featured at these links on National Public Radio, the Washington Post, and The New York Times ... and here in Texas, in the The Texas Tribune and Houston Chronicle.
One Way to Guarantee More Trouble, The New York Times editorial, 7.30.2011
Texas Schools Study - Most Kids Have Been Suspended, National Public Radio, 7.19.2011
Half of Texas Students Have Been Suspended, Study Finds, Education Week, 7.19.2011
ON VIDEO ...
Fox & Friends (national broadcast)
Video: Guest views on Texas Appleseed report on student ticketing, 1.14.2011
Video: Appleseed Deputy Director interviewed, 1.29.2011
Video: Student Says She was Ticketed for Wearing Too Much Perfume
Video: Report Questions Tickets Given to Students, 1.12.2011