Why Schools Over-Discipline Children With Disabilities; News Roundup
By Anonymous, July 31 2015
Every week Reclaiming Futures rounds up the latest news on juvenile justice reform, adolescent substance abuse treatment, and teen mental health.
Why Schools Over-Discipline Children With Disabilities (The Atlantic)
As the U.S. Department of Education celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the high rate at which special-needs students are disciplined raises questions about the current state of equal access to services like public education. Some researchers and advocates refer to this issue as "the discipline gap," and data from the Department of Education finds that the disparity increases when race is added.
Topics: ADA, Adolescent Mental Health, Disability, education, Juvenile Justice Reform, lgbt, NCJFCJ, News, school discipline, schools, teens