One local group is offering up alternatives to suspending kids from school and calling for changes in the state.
Nonprofit Children’s Agenda researched suspensions for young children to measure effectiveness, and any potential alternatives. Their report found suspensions are not handed out equally, are ineffective, and harmful to students.
The research found 84% of Monroe County parents and 62% of early childhood and elementary educators surveyed actually support eliminating suspensions in most cases for students grade 3 and below.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.