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Why We Must Keep the Federal School Discipline Guidance Package

Importance of Federal School Discipline Guidance Package

The Federal School Discipline Guidance Package, issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in 2014, is being threatened. Recent media reports show that the U.S. Department of Education is receiving input from a few select groups that may lead the Department to rescind these important guidelines that help us to protect Texas students from harmful and discriminatory punitive discipline practices. Check out the video below to learn more about about how you can help Texas students, and go to our Voter Voice page to easily send a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to urge her to keep the Federal School Discipline Guidance Package in place.

And, check out the statements issued by our partners from the Dignity in Schools Campaign and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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