California Judge: ‘Suspensions and Expulsions Are Not Necessary’

Retired California Superior Court Judge Leonard Edwards has seen the results of high suspensions and expulsions, and he knows there’s a better way.

In an oped in the San Jose Mercury News he writes that “suspensions and expulsions are not necessary.” He cites the example of Garfield High in East Los Angeles, which reduced its students suspensions from 510 to just 1.

“We can learn from Garfield High School and create more progressive and successful school suspension and expulsion policies. That will lead to even more success in our schools.”

Click here to read an interview with Garfield High leaders and find out how they did it.

Retired Judge Leonard Edwards (San Jose Mercury News)

Retired Judge Leonard Edwards (San Jose Mercury News)

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