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because of the severe lack of adequate funding to execute them. Although LAUSD‘s policy
has forged positive changes in discipline, in order to make restorative justice work, more
counselors must be hired. While LAUSD is on the road to addressing the school-to-prison
pipeline, funding is still a primary concern to the sustainable implementation of this policy.
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Discipline Problems, L.A. TIMES (Nov. 7, 2015), http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-school-
Teresa Watanabe, L.A. Unified Suspensions Rates Fall but Some Question Figures’ Accuracy, L.A. TIMES,
(May 31, 2014), http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-lausd-suspend-20140601-story.html.
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