Poll: More than 80% Support Fixing School Discipline

A newly released poll of Californians shows more than 80% support changes to harsh school discipline rules that led to the suspension or expulsion of more than 400,000 students in 2009-2010 and more than 750,000 suspensions in the same ...

Assemblymember Dickinson: It’s too easy to send students home

A March 30 editorial in the Bakersfield Californian noted that the Legislature “has already prescribed enough discipline in the Education Code.” Assemblymember Roger Dickinson writes “that’s a reason to embrace, ...

California Legislators Seek to Better Define ‘Defiance’

“Willful defiance” accounts for 40% student suspensions, but who defines “defiance”? Research has found that under this highly subjective category, students are sent out of school for anything from failing to ...

SF Principal: Fixing Discipline Rules Is ‘Not a Far-Out Idea’

The principal of Rosa Parks Elementary in San Francisco says moving away from harsh discipline is “not a far-out idea.” “I’m not hippie-dippie,” Principal Paul Jacobson told the San Francisco Chronicle. ...

What is FixSchoolDiscipline.org?

Welcome to FixSchoolDiscipline.org! We’re a website that’s exposing the alarming overuse of harsh discipline in California schools. Did you know California schools issued 2 million suspensions in the last three years alone? ...

California’s Top Judge: ‘Let’s Get to Work’ on School Discipline

California‚Äôs top judge has learned some “alarming statistics” about school discipline. As Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told California legislators on March 19, “in the last three years, California ...

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