California has just adopted a law that limits the way schools use “willful defiance” as a reason for suspending and expelling students. I believe this new law puts us in the right direction toward how schools should operate.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) made headlines this week by prohibiting schools from suspending students for “willful defiance.”
If you aren’t following every twist and turn of the debate in Calif. over school discipline, you might be thinking, what’s the big deal? After all, we’re talking about one tiny line-item in the CA education code.