What: Press Conference/Report Release on School Suspensions
Where: School 17 Enrico Fermi, 158 Orchard St, Rochester, NY 14611
When: Tuesday November 18th, 4 pm
On Tuesday November 18th: students, parents, administrators, teachers, and community members will come together to choose a new path.
In the 2012-2013 school year, 54,620 days of instruction were lost due to suspensions in the Rochester City School District.That’s as if 300 students missed an entire year of school.
Heavy-handed discipline policies are pushing kids to drop out of school and more often than not those same kids are ending up in prison. It’s time to work together, to have open and honest discussions, and to focus on real solutions.
Please join us at School 17 on Tuesday the 18th at 4 pm to learn more about how we can begin to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
To tackle complex problems we need a deeper understanding of the issues. Metro Justice, in partnership with the Alliance for Quality Education, Teen Empowerment, Advancement Project, and with cooperation from the Rochester City School District (RCSD), has compiled a report on school discipline in RCSD.
The numbers cannot tell us everything, but they do tell us more than anecdotes or personal experience alone. This is a chance to step back and think about the broader picture. Please be a part of this important conversation. We need everyone in the community involved to help us find a new approach.