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California's juvenile justice system is broken everywhere you look. An ambitious plan for reform could bring much-needed improvements, but does it go far enough?

Insure funding for programs with proven success
rehabilitating violent youths and avoid the failures of the prison
system.

Zero tolerance policies have created a "lockdown environment" in schools.

A corporate antiviolence program targets students who don't fit in.

It didn't take long for the press to connect 21-year-old white-supremacist multikiller Benjamin Smith with the all-purpose explanation du jour: violent entertainment, in this case the computer g

A new bride returns from a romantic honeymoon and opens a locked door in the family home, only to discover the mutilated corpses of her husband's six ex-wives.

There was quite an astonishing little item in the paper recently about the sort of thing that makes me glad I grew up in the inner city: i.e., the national proliferation of "assassination games"

Dylan Klebold "is intelligent enough to make any dream a reality," a juvenile court counselor wrote last year.

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The complexities of racial tensions on campus are too many and the stakes too high to allow white student unions at universities.

September 11, 2013

An editorial by a newspaper in Kern County, where a school shooter armed with an old shotgun injured one person, praises California’s strict gun laws.

January 11, 2013

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011