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Critics Say Boston School Discipline Policy Unfair to Minority Students

During a three-hour hearing of the Boston City Council’s Education Committee, parents and advocates debated over school discipline policies.

Bayless Elementary teacher Holly Guillmen identifies and explains the use of the contents of the Waterwise home water conservation kit provided to students by the High Plains Underground Water District in Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012.

During a three-hour hearing of the Boston City Council’s Education Committee, parents and advocates debated over school discipline policies. The policies have been in the spotlight after critics said a significantly higher number of students of color are suspended, and that measurable outcomes prove the existence of a school-to-prison pipeline. (The Boston Globe

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