I'm so glad (not that this happened) but that CNN reported it -- a kid being ARRESTED for doodling in class. It happened in New York, but this is exactly the kind of zero tolerance policy that the Youth Justice Coalition is fighting here in LA -- criminalizing kids and preparing them not for college or employment but for prison.
And if you haven't guessed, somehow this doesn't happen to middle class kids, no matter what they do in class. It never happened to me, but if I were a kid in LA today, and black or brown, I don't doubt for moment I would end up in Juvie. I wasn't a bad kid. But I was a kid.