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SB21-182: Bully Empowerment Bill

 

Last updated 4/6/2021 at 2:11pm

The working title is actually CONCERNING SCHOOL DISCIPLINE, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, ADDRESSING DISPROPORTIONATE DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES AND CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM AND SUPPORTING STUDENTS AT RISK OF DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL.

As always, the bill title speaks of noble goals; here, the key word is "disproportionate." It is statistical fact that some minority groups spend more time in detention, serve more days suspended from school, have more official contact with law enforcement and are at higher risk of dropping out. This bill makes the assumption that if you don't punish students for crimes...



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