Saturday, May 9, 2015

ACLU asks schools to excuse students involved in riots

 In the days after the rioting outside Mondawmin Mall, which sparked rioting in other parts of Baltimore, city schools CEO Gregory Thornton said that students who participated in the incidents would face consequences.

  •  The Coalition to Reform School Discipline -- which includes the American Civil Liberties Union, Maryland Disability Law Center, Advocates for Children and Youth, and Office of the Public Defender -- issued a joint statement asking the school system to employ "restorative practices," such as community service and anger management counseling, rather than expulsion. [GOPUSA]