Fair and Just School Climate

Failed Policies, Broken Futures: The True Cost of Zero Tolerance in Chicago

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2011-07-19
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reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

The student-led Voices of Youth in Chicago Education recently compiled a cost-analysis that shows how enforcing and administering zero tolerance policies  costing taxpayers and examines the damaging effects of the Chicago public school system’s disciplinary policies on students and schools. In the report, “Failed Policies, Broken Futures: The True Cost of Zero Tolerance,” VOYCE writes that such harsh policies are “based on the fear that young people of color are future criminals, not the hope that we will be future leaders.” 

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Pushed Out: Youth Voices on the Dropout Crisis in Philadelphia

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2011-02-10
Type: 
reports
Pushed Out was researched and written by members of Youth United for Change's Pushout Chapter; a group of out-of-school youth and students in alternative schools. The report offers a youth perspective on the dropout crisis as well as recommendations to increase Philadelphia's graduation rate.

Pushed Out was researched and written by members of Youth United for Change's Pushout Chapter; a group of out-of-school youth and students in alternative schools. The report offers a youth perspective on the dropout crisis as well as recommendations to increase Philadelphia's graduation rate.

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Education Interrupted: The Growing Use of Suspensions in New York City’s Public Schools

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2011-01-28
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials
Analysis finds dramatic spike in NYC suspensions. Students of color and students with special needs are the most affected.

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Analysis Finds Dramatic Spike in NYC Suspensions: Black Children and Students with Special Needs Most Affected

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