Category Archives: Press

UYC Responds to Video of NYPD Officer Threatening Student

For Immediate Release: April 3rd, 2017 Contact: Kesi Foster 646.404.4947 kesi_foster@urbanyouthcollaborative.org Urban Youth Collaborative Responds to Video of NYPD Officer Threatening Student  In response to the recently released video showing an NYPD officer threatening to use his taser on students leaving Midwood High School, Urban Youth Collaborative released the following statement from Youth Leader Onyx Walker. “Sadly, the video of

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NYC Education Advocates Denounce DeVos Confirmation

 New York Education Advocates Denounce Betsy DeVos Confirmation New York, NY (02/07/17)—In response to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the nation’s next Secretary of Education—which occurred only after Vice President Mike Pence had to break a 50-50 tie, including Republican opposition—New York education advocates Kesi Foster and Natasha Capers issued the following statement on

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When School Feels Like Prison

When School Feels Like Prison A new study shows that campuses with larger populations of students of color are more likely to use harsh surveillance techniques. By MELINDA D. ANDERSON SEP 12, 2016 In December 2012, a Senate subcommittee was convened to examine the school-to-prison pipeline, a national trend in which overly punitive school discipline

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