Equal Punishment? Reforming School Discipline

Equal Punishment? Reforming School Discipline

Kojo looks at how new federal guidelines on school discipline could impact classrooms and school security.

In an unprecedented move, the Obama administration this week issued the first federal legal guidance on classroom discipline. The recommendations aim to end the disparities in how students of different races are punished for breaking school rules. They follow years of contention over “zero-tolerance” policies that many parents and administrators say are unnecessarily harsh. Kojo looks at how the new guidelines could impact classrooms and school security.

Guests

Maurice "Mo" Canady

Executive Director, National Association of School Resource Officers

Martina Hone

Founder, The Coalition of The Silence; former member of the Fairfax County School Board

Daryl Williams

Chief of Student Services, Prince George's County Public Schools

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