Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice

October 5, 2011

This policy brief documents how removing students from classrooms for minor disciplinary issues harms overall achievement goals and does not improve education for the remaining students. An accompanying brief offers statutory code changes to improve data collection and advance discipline alternatives that can be adopted by state and federal policymakers.

Read press coverage here.

YouTube videos of Dan Losen, Kevin Welner, Hon. Steven Teske, Jonathan Brice, Wanda Parker, and Edward Ward speaking at the National Press Club are also available. Please click on the name to watch the video.

Appendices to Policy BriefDOWNLOAD/PRINT
Two-Page: Facts and MythsDOWNLOAD/PRINT
Two-Page: Federal Policy RecommendationsDOWNLOAD/PRINT
Two-Page: State Policy RecommendationsDOWNLOAD/PRINT
Transcript of Dan Losen's CNN InterviewDOWNLOAD/PRINT