Melissa Harris-Perry


Compton students, teachers file suit for 'complex trauma'

November 8, 2015

A provocative lawsuit playing out in Compton could have nationwide implications on if complex trauma could be classified as a disability under federal law. Kathryn Eidmann, Staff Attorney at Public Counsel, Pedro Noguera from UCLA and Dr. Robert Ross of The California Endowment join to discuss the possible implications for how schools address student behavior.

Avi Asher-Schapiro

Vice News

Should Growing Up In Compton Be Considered a Disability?

October 20, 2015

Virgil started feeling unsafe sometime around 4th grade. That's when he remembers his mother telling him and his twin brother, Philip, to stay inside after school.

L.J. Williamson

Daily Journal

School trauma suit advances

October 1, 2015

Plaintiffs argue Compton students should have disability status in


Joy Resmovits

Los Angeles Times

Effects of trauma could constitute disability, judge rules in Compton Unified case

October 1, 2015

Students who have experienced trauma could be eligible for some of the same protections as students with disabilities based on the effects of that trauma, according to a ruling by a federal judge Tuesday...

Cory Turner


Ruling In Compton Schools Case: Trauma Could Cause Disability

October 1, 2015

Students who experience traumatic events while growing up in poor, turbulent neighborhoods could be considered disabled, a federal judge has ruled in a high-profile case involving the Compton, Calif., schools...


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