Chancellor Farina Says Discipline Code Revisions Still in the Works

Chancellor Farina Says Discipline Code Revisions Still in the Works

October 29, 2014

Weeks after a five-year-old boy was restrained at his school, the New York Civil Liberties Union called on the Department of Education to cut down on the use of force by school safety agents. Executive Director Donna Lieberman said she was disappointed that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has not made any changes to school safety, which is controlled by the police department. She said too many students are restrained and arrested at school for minor offenses. “We want an end to the use of handcuffs; we want to end to the control of school discipline by school safety officers,” she said, at a press conference where she was joined by several teenagers who said they had witnessed arrests with handcuffs at their schools. “School discipline is a matter for educators, not police.”

Read more: http://www.wnyc.org/story/chancellor-carmen-farina-discipline-code-revisions/

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