Gov. Brown recently signed three bills designed to reduce the number of student suspensions and expulsions and give school administrators more alternatives for dealing with troubled students. KQED’s Cy Musiker interviewed EdSource’s Kathryn Baron to learn more about the three bills. As Baron noted:
[T]he problem is is that there are so many suspensions in California schools. About 750,000 in 2009/10…To put that in perspective, San Francisco has a population of about 813,000…That’s a higher percentage than in any other state.
And a disproportionate number of those suspensions go to black and Latino students, a fact the bills are also designed to address.
To listen to the interview or read the transcript, visit the KQED website: Bills Take New Approach to Student Discipline | KQED Public Media for Northern CA.