Humanitas High School Students Examine the Right to Privacy

Los Angeles (April 2009) – The theater in the National Center for the Preservation for Democracy buzzed with discussion among high school students who attended a debate between their peers about the government’s role in protecting privacy rights. As part of a conference entitled Just Between Us, the debate was a culminating event that took place after students and their teachers spent months researching constitutional issues around the right to privacy. One hundred and forty students from five high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) who are part of the Humanitas network, an initiative of the Urban Education Partnership (UEP), participated in this educational experience and conference.