The movie, Paper Tigers, will be shown on October 28, 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm, with a panel discussion and question and answer period between the two showings, at R.A. Long High School, in Longview WA. The movie is free and the public is invited.
Documentary filmmaker James Redford released the trailer for Paper Tigers, a documentary that follows four teens who attend Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA. Lincoln was the first high school in the country to integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices, which resulted in an 85 percent decline in suspensions and a 40% decline in expulsions after the first year. After four years, suspensions had dropped 90 percent, expulsions dropped to zero, and graduation rates increased five-fold.