February 7, 2018

The Office for Civil Rights Needs to Listen to Teachers Like Me on School Discipline

Read the entire article on Education Post by E4E-Chicago Member Tynisha Jointer

As a school-based social worker for over eight years, I know first-hand how punitive discipline practices impact students both in the short and long term. In the short term, students are often harshly punished—missing valuable instructional hours and, more often that not, fast-tracked to special education services. I’ve also seen long-term impacts in which students begin to view themselves as bad, aggressive and hopeless.

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