“I always had rapport with my students, but I realized I was too quick to put students out of my classroom and into the pipeline.”
Tag: restorative justice
At a moment when educators, community members, and lawmakers are examining the intersection of racial justice and discipline in our nation’s schools, Gina Harris, a K-8 ESL resource teacher, has a powerful back-to-school message for the education community.
State and local spending on prisons and jails has grown three times as much as spending on K-12 public schools over the past three decades.
“I don’t believe in suspension and expulsion. Those should be the last resort for students.” – Erika Strauss Chavarria, HS Spanish teacher