Let’s see our children stay in school and graduate on time. We must demand that best practices are used when addressing student behavior. Senate Bill 67 supports the La Department of Education in attaining the 9 Critical Goals nine (9) Critical Goals. If we are to reform our education system we must reform the way we approach discipline in Louisiana schools. If we are to create a world class education system for all of Louisiana’s children, we must ensure that students are not hastily put out of school for minor “infractions”!
Keeping kids in school should be a number one priority for our lawmakers.
Passage of SB67 is one effective way to reduce the states suspensions and expulsion rate.
- 138,518 Louisiana students received out-of-school suspensions during the 2009-2010 school year.
- 146,006 Louisiana students received in-school suspensions during the 2009-2010 school year.
- 21,972 Louisiana students received suspensions for willful disobedience during the 2009-2010 school year.
- 14,637 Louisiana students received in school suspension, out of school suspension or alternate site suspension for being habitually tardy or absent – types of suspension in-school 10,819, out-of school 2,839, alternate site 925.
Tell Bobby Jindal that Louisana’s children have a right to equal and high quality public education!