Source: The Center for Public Integrity

Can Federal Education Law be Used to Curb Harsh School Discipline?

 “Public school discipline practices are pushing children out of school,” said Janel George, senior education policy counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which co-sponsored the event. “You cannot learn and you cannot achieve if you’re not in a classroom.”

…George of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund said she’s seen signs of bipartisan agreement in the Senate that give her hope that some discipline reforms could make it into legislation.

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