Policy Pulse: Keeping Children Safe at School

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July 21, 2021 Policy Pulse: Keeping Children Safe at School

Virtual Event

Education policy professionals won’t want to miss this 30-minute Policy Pulse discussion on why Washington should not be micromanaging student discipline policies.

Parents and teachers—the adults closest to a student—should be making decisions about discipline based on behavior, not the color of a child’s skin. skynesher/Getty Images

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Online

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Education policy professionals won’t want to miss this 30-minute Policy Pulse discussion on why Washington should not be micromanaging student discipline policies. Parents and teachers—the adults closest to a student—should be making decisions about discipline based on behavior, not the color of a child’s skin.

Your child’s teacher has a responsibility to protect children from harm. However, the Biden Administration is considering bringing back an Obama Administration policy that limited parent and teacher influence over maintaining order in classrooms. The Federal Commission on School Safety rescinded this policy in 2018 after speaking with local education leaders around the country about best practices in terms of school safety. The Obama-era policy disregards student behavior and coerces school officials to maintain quotas of students who are disciplined based on a student’s race or ethnicity.

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