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SEVERE DISCIPLINE DOES NOT MAKE SCHOOLS SAFER

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Educating California students fairly18th Annual Law Luncheon
On June 8, we'll be honoring the many committed advocates and activists leading the fight for civil liberties in Southern California, featuring video presentations by The Daily Show's Aasif Mandviand the activist rock band Rise Against. BUY TICKETS Across California, public school students are suspended and expelled at alarming rates -- often for minor misbehavior that used to mean a trip to the principal's office or a talk with a school counselor. It's a disturbing trend and it doesn't work. Research shows that severe discipline does nothing to make schools safer or to improve graduation rates. Students of color, students with disabilities and LGBT students are particularly likely to be suspended or expelled. There’s no evidence that the excessive discipline these students face is due to higher rates of misbehavior. Tell your assemblymember to support effective school discipline for California students. T…

HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL MAY 24-30 AT RICARDO MONTALBAN THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD

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By Tony Franco The 4th annual Hola Mexico Film FestivalHMFF will be held May 20th to May 30th at the famed Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood, California.   More than 20 films will be screening during the whole week including the best films that have emerged from the halls of Mexico. People that love good action films, dramas, comedies and real stories that have changed our society, will have a chance to enjoy all of these great movies this year at the Hola Mexico Film Festival. In 2011, this Film Festival welcomed more than 11,000 attendees. This year organizers anticipate over 15,000 guests and film aficionados.