This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-dw2q6Rr0Wk?rel=0&showinfo=0 The White House is holding an all-day event on rethinking school discipline, which has been a major focus of the Obama administration’s civil rights efforts. Data have repeatedly shown that Black and Latino students are disciplined at far higher rates than Whites and Asians, starting the slippery slope to the school-to-prison pipeline.
Notebook board chair Harold Jordan, senior policy advocate at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, is participating in the event.