Secretary Betsy DeVos has rescinded federal guidance implemented in 2014 that gave teachers and schools the tools to more fairly and effectively discipline students without discriminating based on race, origin, or disability.
Rescinding the guidance and failing to put forward a concrete plan of how schools can end unjust discipline disparities reflects a true failure of leadership at the federal level. Now, we must turn our attention to state leaders and ensure they are doing everything they can to keep students in class, not handcuffs.
Use this form to contact your state legislators and ask them to commit to supporting efforts to reduce discipline disparities. We can’t afford for our state leaders to make the same mistake Secretary DeVos has made.
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