City Council Members Want to Overhaul School Discipline Polices to End Race Gap

City Council Members Want to Overhaul School Discipline Polices to End Race Gap

February 3, 2015

City Council members including Ritchie Torres signed a letter asking Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to reduce the number of suspensions in city schools and offer more support to students. They say the current system unfairly targets black and Hispanic students, who made up roughly 90% of the 53,000 suspensions in 2013-14. New York Civil Liberties Union Director Donna Lieberman said that an overhaul of school discipline is overdue. “All New York City children deserve safe, secure and supportive schools,” said Lieberman. “Adopting common sense and humane discipline policies is a crucial step in making that vision a reality.”

 

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