Only 8 percent of U.S. high school seniors can identify slavery as the central cause of the Civil War. A new study issues an urgent call on schools to do a better job at teaching the country’s ‘original sin.’
Most of the nation’s largest school districts are actively trying to reduce out-of-school suspensions, but a reversal of Obama-era guidelines could be coming in 2018.
They may be legal, but these searches may be contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline. Restorative justice is the better option for schools.
The results speak for themselves: In-school suspensions at piloted schools dropped by 70 percent. Out-of-school suspensions dropped by 77 percent.
Florida leads all states with highest suspension rate. Despite improvement in some districts, little has changed nationwide.