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 Brief DOWNLOAD/PRINT
Two-Page: Facts and Myths DOWNLOAD/PRINT
Two-Page: Federal Policy Recommendations DOWNLOAD/PRINT
Two-Page: State Policy Recommendations DOWNLOAD/PRINT
Transcript of Dan Losen's CNN Interview DOWNLOAD/PRINT