Putting limits on a harmful and ineffective form of punishment (suspensions and expulsions) reduces barriers to academic and social gains for all students, but especially students of color, students with disabilities, and students from low-income families who are disciplined more often because of institutional and individual biases.
RCSD must be of two minds: committed to getting the most out of these unprecedented resources, while also preparing for a future when budgets will be tighter.
New York can make quality child care more affordable by streamlining enrollment in the state’s child care assistance program.
The child care system in New York needs greater public investment to ensure the child care workforce is paid a sustaining wage.
The Children’s Agenda presents its 20th annual review of the proposed Monroe County budget to highlight the County’s planned investments in children and recommend changes we believe will help create a thriving community for families and children.
Research indicates that suspensions are ineffective and harmful and that they deepen academic inequities, especially for students of color and students with disabilities.