Racial disparity in school discipline in Massachusetts

By Beverly Ford

Racial disparity in school discipline in Massachusetts

Excerpts from this story referencing "Suspension":

"… d Hispanic males, are routinely tagged as troublemakers, advocates said.“Suspensions for less serious, non-threatening behavior needs to stop,” said Raskin. …"

"… a teacher before killing themselves at Columbine High School in Denver.“Suspension became the automatic response to misbehavior,” said Johanna Wald, who ha …"

"… ught a culture of respect to what was once a problem school, Karp noted.“Suspension gives students a chance to do what they want,” he said of the free time …"

Children's Defense Fund report on kids' gun deaths, new gun laws

By Susan Ferriss

Children's Defense Fund says more kids killed by gunfire than military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Trayvon Martin":

"… p dedicated its report, “Protect Kids, Not Guns 2012,” to Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead in February by a neighborhood watch volunteer.George Zi …"

"… best although states continue to make decisions detrimental to children.”Trayvon Martin’s shooting in February has prompted national scrutiny of a 2005 state la …"