Civil Liberties Discussion Series: The Growing Reliance on Suspensions in NYC Schools

The overuse of suspensions in new York City Schools is denying tens of thousands children their right to a public education and pushing children from the classroom into the criminal justice system.

As part of the NYCLU’s continuing Civil Liberties Discussion Series, NYCLU Public Policy Counsel, Johanna Miller, will discuss the NYCLU’s newly released report, Education Interrupted: The Growing Use of Suspensions in New York City’s Public Schools, that analyzes a decade of suspension data from the New York City Department of Education.

Miller will explain our findings, provide into the root of the problem, and offer solutions for bringing common sense to school disciplinary practices.

Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in our offices in Manhattan at 125 Broad Steet on the 19th floor. Please RSVP by e-mailing discussionseries@nyclu.org or calling 212-607-3371.