Educating California students fairly
Across California, public school students are suspended and expelled at alarming rates -- often for minor misbehavior that used to mean a trip to the principal's office or a talk with a school counselor.
It's a disturbing trend and it doesn't work. Research shows that severe discipline does nothing to make schools safer or to improve graduation rates. Students of color, students with disabilities and LGBT students are particularly likely to be suspended or expelled. There’s no evidence that the excessive discipline these students face is due to higher rates of misbehavior.
Now that would lead to school safety. Tell your assemblymember to support AB 1759.
Friday, May 18, 2012
SEVERE DISCIPLINE DOES NOT MAKE SCHOOLS SAFER
at May 18, 2012