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Report: Discipline at Many Charter Schools Violates Students' Rights

02.12.2015 | WNYC SchoolBook | Advocates for Children of New York looked at the policies for 164 of the city's nearly 200 charter schools. Staff attorney Paulina Davis said 107, or two thirds, of those reviewed allowed children to be removed for any infraction, even if it's as minor as littering or not wearing a uniform. "It violates the student's right to due process," she explained. "And that includes the right to a penalty that is proportionate for the student's conduct." Read article