Every school day, tens of thousands of public high school students in New York City start their day by standing in long lines so they can pass through metal detectors.
New Yorkers have favored legalizing marijuana for years, and state leaders are finally getting the message.
Last November, New Yorkers sent a clear message to Albany: as the Trump administration ran roughshod over civil liberties, voters wanted a state legislature that would stand up for our constitutional rights.
In some New York schools, students can get arrested for “acting boisterous in a hallway.”
The NYCLU has represented students arrested for just that, and we’ve also come to the defense of students apprehended for having a cell phone and starting a food fight.
This year, state legislators finally seem to be confronting the fact that New York state’s bail system is deeply flawed and in need of transformative change.
This month, 895 New York City students were offered admission at Stuyvesant High School, one of New York City’s most selective public high schools. Just seven of those students are black.