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FixSchoolDiscipline.org Takes on California School Suspension Crisis

Fix School DisciplineFixSchoolDiscipline.org is a new website from Public Counsel that’s exposing the alarming overuse of harsh discipline in California schools. Did you know California schools issued 2 million suspensions in the last three years alone? That’s almost 700,000 every year, in a state that has 6 million students.

Research clearly shows that harsh approaches to misbehavior don’t keep schools safer or help students succeed. Join the growing number of Californians who say it’s time to fix harsh school discipline.

"Too many children in California are being pushed out of school, when there is a far better way," said Laura Faer, statewide Education Rights Director for Public Counsel. "We have proven solutions that not only reduce  out-of-school suspensions, but also improve attendance, academic achievement, and school safety."

At FixSchoolDiscipline.org / MejorandolaDisciplina.org you can find out more about the problem with harsh and punitive school discipline in California schools. Then you can join students, parents, educators, judges, law enforcement leaders and others who want to fix it.

Click here to read our press release about the new website.