November 21, 1999 |
This is a factory town, a union town, a town where folks have long been able to ask a stranger one question--labor or management?--and know much of what they needed to know. It is also a town laid low time and again by that divide. Now, after weeks of grueling debate over the expulsions of seven African American high school students for fighting, and over the ensuing protests led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, "Strike Town, U.S.A.
August 11, 1999 |
Despite the wave of bloody shootings at Columbine High and other schoolyards, a federal report Tuesday indicated that fewer students are bringing firearms into the public schools of California and the rest of the country. Nationwide, about 30% fewer students were kicked out of school during the 1997-98 academic year for packing pistols, shotguns and other firearms than there were the year before, after a strict federal anti-gun law took effect requiring the expulsions, the U.S.
January 4, 1998 |
A fifth-grader slaps his teacher and bites another student. A high school junior steals money from a teacher and is suspected of several other campus thefts. A middle school teenager pulls a prank on a teacher by offering chocolate that is actually a laxative bar. In all three cases, school officials want the students expelled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1996 |
Two San Marcos High School students may be expelled for drawing a picture of a lynching and leaving it on the desk of the only black girl in their English class. The girls were suspended last week, more than a month after the incident. Authorities said they drew a picture of a black girl being lynched that included the phrase: "Every class should plant a tree. Here's our tree." Cheron Davison, 16, said she left the class Oct.
November 15, 1995 |
In a controversial decision that has polarized the Caltech campus, a promising doctoral candidate was expelled last month for allegedly sexually harassing another student--largely via electronic mail. The unusual action has raised new concerns over the nature of harassment in a digital age, and the credibility of e-mail records at a time when the use of the medium is steeply increasing, both on and off campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1994 |
About 20 college students and community activists on Friday protested the expulsion of three Golden West College students who were arrested two months ago for staging a sit-in at the campus. The demonstrators gathered outside Coast Community College District headquarters "We were kicked out of class and now we are being denied an education," said Lupe Lopez, 21, who spent two days in jail.