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Western Washington University


ISSN 1935-7699
Journal of Educational Controversy
YOUTUBE PREVIEWS

PREVIEWS FROM OUR “TALKING WITH THE AUTHORS” VIDEO SERIES

INTERVIEW WITH JUSTICE BOBBE BRIDGE

Former Washington State Supreme Court Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, founder of the Center for Children and Youth Justice, was interviewed recently for our "Talking with the Authors" series in connection with her article for The Journal of Educational Controversy's issue on the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

DISCUSSION WITH ROSE SPIDELL
April 29, 2009

In this excerpt, ACLU staff attorney Rose Spidell discusses "The School to Prison Pipeline."  This term describes a disturbing  national trend in which students are increasingly removed from the public schools and channeled into the juvenile justice system. View the full video. To learn more about "The School to Prison Pipeline," visit the ACLU's website.

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID ENGLE
June 11, 2008

In the fall of 2000, David Engle became the principal of Ballard High School in Seattle. At the time, the Seattle School was implementing an integration plan that allowed families to choose which high school they would like to attend. In the event of high enrollment at a particular school, the district had made provisions for a "racial tiebreaker" to be used, giving minority groups priority over the substantial population of white students in the area. When, after the protests of many of the white neighborhoods in the Seattle area, the 9th Circuit Court ruled against use of the "racial tiebreaker," Engle resigned his position in protest.

INTERVIEW WITH AARON CAPLAN
April 30, 2008

ACLU staff attorney Aaron Caplan discusses the Morse v Frederick case, in which a student in Alaska held up a banner titled "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" during the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay, and was subsequently suspended for 10 days. Frederick, who argued that his right to free speech had been violated, took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against him in 2007.

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 10th ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM, "SCHOOLING AS IF DEMOCRACY MATTERS"
April 30, 2008