We need a policy change. We need to stop out of school suspensions for non-violent incidents. It has been 19-months since Jawaan Daniels has been killed and nothing has been happening.
–Brian Trzeciak, an education organizer with the Alliance for Quality Education and Citizen Action of New York.
Over the past several months, parents, students, and community members have worked to pass a new school suspension resolution in Buffalo that will halt out-of-school suspension for non-violent offenses. In Buffalo, one out of every five students receives an out-of-school suspension, whereas the the New York state average is one out of every 20 students.
The Alliance for Quality Education has released a report outlining the harmful effects of out-of-school suspension on students who commit non-violent offenses.
A resolution was passed by members of the Buffalo Board of Education, calling for suspension reform in order to protect student safety.
Here’s a list of press on the subject, compiled by the Alliance for Quality Education:
Stay tuned for more press as it’s published