Students belong in class, not in handcuffs.

Students should be in class, not handcuffs. Yet millions of students are removed from classrooms each year for minor misbehavior, and the data clearly shows that students of color are suspended at much higher rates than their peers. Once suspended, students are more likely to drop out of school and be incarcerated.

Tell Secretary DeVos: #InClassNotCuffs

The progress we’ve made dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline over the last few years could be stopped dead in its tracks if U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinds guidance provided by the Obama administration that helps public schools address student discipline without discriminating. 

Tweet at Secretary Devos

Rescinding this guidance would be a major setback for students, and for teachers who are committed to implementing evidence-based strategies that address the root causes of student misbehavior and end racial discipline disparities in our schools. 

Click here to sign the Educators for Excellence letter that urges Secretary DeVos to dismantle racial & discipline disparities in schools by keeping crucial guidance.

DeMar PitmanComment