You may have seen the Mayor and Chancellor’s announcement on the Discipline Code this week...
Join Teachers Unite and the Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY in calling for and end to racist discipline in New York City:
Monday, March 2
5pm Press Conference
High School of Fashion Industries
225 W. 24th Street in Manhattan
END suspensions for “defying authority”
SUPPORT students before jumping to suspension
FUND Restorative Justice Coordinators and more PD!
Bring students, colleagues, loved ones—All are welcome!
Let us know you’re coming! Interested in testifying?
RSVP = email@example.com
"Scientifically and socially we know that adolescents are "supposed" to push boundaries and make poor choices. When a student makes a mistake, it is an opportunity for real teaching and learning. When we suspend kids, we are only making the problem worse, and pushing them further into the school-to-prison-pipeline. Suspended students fall behind in school. Nothing is resolved through suspension, and in fact, the problems just get worse for the student and the school when no real support is given to deal with his or her issues. We must stop punishing students for being teenagers, and give them the support and interventions they need to learn, graduate, and grow into productive and positive citizens.” - TU member Nicole Riley in Dignity in Schools-NY's press release