“Model Discipline Code Would Limit Suspensions to Keep More Kids in School”

"CPS officially repealed its zero tolerance policy years ago, but with the latest figures showing that nearly 13 of every 100 students was suspended in the 2007-2008 school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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