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This is a fact sheet from Educators in Solidarity, highlighting what is and is not working in our classrooms and schools.
The Problem: Austin ISD uses harmful classroom removals, like out-of-school suspensions, to punish very young students. Black students and students who receive special education services are overrepresented in this discipline system. Austin ISD’s youngest students are facing in-school and out-of- school suspensions and alternative school placements for completely age appropriate behaviors and for behaviors that should be addressed with services and positive supports.
The Problem: Dallas ISD’s youngest students are facing in-school and out-of- school suspensions and alternative school placements for completely age-appropriate behaviors and for behaviors that should be addressed with services and positive supports. These unnecessary removals are our stripping students of their ability to learn with their peers and create their own futures.
Texas Appleseed, Disability Rights Texas, and the National Center for Youth Law appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) proposed rules concerning truancy prevention measures and sanctions, promulgated to comply with HB 2398 (84th Reg. Sess.).

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Civil Asset Forfeiture
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Homeless Youth
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Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform
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School-to-Prison Pipeline