Black Lives Texas


Special Coverage: Policing in Schools

This episode is a broadcast of an online panel hosted by IUPRA about Policing and Schools. This Opportunity Forum offers a look at how Black Youth are disproportionately impacted by policing in school, and what that means for Austin and the greater Central Texas community. 

The panel includes: 

 Brion Oaks, Chief Equity Officer, City of Austin

Kevin Foster Ph.D., School Board Member, Austin Independent School District

Andrew Hairston, Director, Justice Education Project, Texas Appleseed

Natosha Daniels, Round Rock Black Parents Association

Farah Muscadin, Director for the City of Austin’s Office of Police Oversight

Additional Resources:

IUPRA Issue Brief: Law Enforcement in Texas Schools


ACLU Report: Use of Force in Texas Public Schools: The Case for Transparency, Accountability and Decriminalization


Texas Appleseed Report: Texas’ School-to-Prison Pipeline


Washington Post Education article: Police in schools: Keeping kids safe, or arresting them for no good reason?

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