Seattle Suspends Suspensions For Elementary Students
The Seattle public school board voted to stop out-of-school suspensions for elementary school kids for the rest of the school year.By Samantha Crook | September 24, 2015
School suspensions are getting suspended. Seattle's public school board voted to stop elementary school suspensions punishing nonviolent behavior for the rest of the school year.
"It's a step forward for all of us. And if we're looking at closing our achievement gap, this is a step closer to what we need to do," Betty Patu said.
According to one school board member, decreasing suspensions has been talked about for decades in the city. In fact, the issue has been debated in other cities and nationally too.