"CPS officially repealed its zero tolerance policy years ago, but with the latest figures showing that nearly 13 of every 100 students was suspended in the 2007-2008 school year—perhaps the highest rate of any big city—advocates want to re-ignite a discussion about improving discipline.
The goal is to have a model school code by next spring and then to market it to school districts, such as Chicago’s.
The groundwork for this conversation was laid during a recent day-long summit at Northwestern University School of Law to discuss a proposed new student code of conduct. The code would establish education as a basic human right and reform discipline to keep students in school."
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