Liberty Link: New Washington school discipline data shows need for change

Monday, April 21, 2014

The ACLU of Washington has been working with allies to replace suspensions and expulsions with smarter, more effective forms of discipline.  According to new data from our friends at Washington Appleseed, students of color, students in special education programs, and students from lower-income families receive suspensions and expulsions at a higher rate than other students for similar misbehavior.  Dive in to the data and learn more about the reasons why the ACLU is working to end out-of-school discipline and replace it with alternatives that address problems directly, keep classrooms safe, and put students on the road to success.